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Prairie Print Makers and More

Country Grain Elevator by William Dickerson
Country Grain Elevator by William Dickerson

Ronda the Impregnable by Charles B. Keeler
Ronda the Impregnable by Charles B. Keeler

Midwinter by Charles Rogers
Midwinter by Charles Rogers

Edge of the Field by Charles Rogers
Edge of the Field by Charles Rogers

Early Summer Day by Charles Rogers
Early Summer Day by Charles Rogers

Moon on the Horizon by Charles Rogers
Moon on the Horizon by Charles Rogers

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Prairie Print Makers and More

"Prints are intimate things and are meant to be handled and examined at close range, as is a rare book, a choice gem or a bit of old lace." --Coy Avon Seward Community Arts and Crafts Monthly - 1929

The Kansas-based Prairie Print Makers group formed on December 28, 1930, in the Lindsborg, Kansas, studio of Swedish-born Birger Sandzen. Instead of portraying the mythical Midwest, the Prairie Print Makers show us an un-nostalgic view of everyday life.

The group eventually had more than 100 members throughout North America. Many members were professional artists, such as Charles B. Rogers (“Edge of theField” left top), an instructor at Bethany College in Lindsborg and William Dickerson (“Country Grain Elevator” left second), Director of the Wichita Art Association.

The Prairie Print Makers' stated mission was "to further the interest of both artists and laymen in printmaking and collecting."

To add to the history of this group of prints, in 1910 The Chicago Society of Etchers, (Charles B. Keeler “Ronda, the Impregnable” third left) was the first American printing group to begin issuing editions of prints. And Percival Rosseau (“Partners” bottom), best known for his hunting dong portraiture, lived just a generation before the Prairie Print Makers. 

In the United States, prints have long been considered to be an ideal popular art form because of their affordability.

Also on available are an additional print and 2 beautiful oil paintings from Charles B. Rogers.