About These Essays
Since 1990, students in Bernadine Barnes' History of Prints class have written catalogue entries and essays for prints in the Wake Forest Print Collection, which have been published on the internet. The website is an ongoing project meant to give students experience similar to that of museum professionals who deal with original works of art. Students learn to handle the prints, observe style and technique, use print reference materials, and write and edit the catalogue pages.
In 2009 we began to include entries for prints in Wake Forest's Student Union Collection, which is focused on modern and contemporary art. Some students contributed essays on particular printmaking media, such as woodcuts and aquatint, demonstrating how these traditional techniques continue to be used by contemporary artists.
The catalogue essays on this website were written by undergraduate students using resources available to them in English. Researchers should check information with authoritative sources, including those cited after each essay. If you notice errors or would like to suggest other references, please contact Bernadine Barnes <barnes at wfu.edu>
For more information on the collections, including more complete lists of works, click on the following links.
To obtain high-resolution images of prints in the Wake Forest Print Collection, contact the curator of the collection, Martine Sherrill<martine at wfu.edu>