Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Jacques Bellange: 17th-Century Printmaker of Lorraine
  • 14-Mar-1998 - 17-May-1998
  • Kress Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

This exhibition contains about 50 etchings, all but five of the printed works of Jacques Bellange, the greatest printmaker of early seventeenth-century France. Bellange is one of the geniuses of international mannerism and his prints are both rare and bizarrely beautiful. He was the court artist and Nancy, the capital of Lorraine, where he worked from about 1600 to 1620. The etchings depict classical and historical subjects, saints, and religious scenes, and portraits and scenes of everyday life. The exhibition will also be shown at the British Museum, Copenhagen Statens Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, and Cleveland Museum of Art. Exhibition coordinated and circulated in North America by the Carnegie Museum of Art. Presented at the Spencer with the support of Donald Sloan, Ira and Virginia Jackson, and the Friends of the Art Museum.