Arthur Deshaies

Arthur Deshaies (1920–2011) was an American printmaker and painter who made non-geometric abstractions in a style he called "abstract impressionist." After his death a curator described a dominant aspect of Deshaies' prints, calling them "biomorphic, surrealist fantasies." Deshaies showed frequently in announcement and academic galleries and in museums and his take effect frequently received valuable notice. He employed acknowledged printmaking techniques and as well as used other techniques including one that he called stencil-offset and substitute which employed sheets of plastic as the matrix. His long career as an artiste was matched by an equally long career as an art teacher.

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