Anchor Graphics archive

Inclusive Dates: 
1990–2016
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

6 linear feet of folders, 2 boxes of slides, 3 binders, and 36 flat files of material consisting of documentation sheets, exhibition announcements, newsletters, brochures, artists’ statements and vitae, price lists, press releases, clippings, correspondence, financial data, slides, sketches, plates, process proofs, right-to-print proofs, and edition prints documenting the work of Anchor Graphics since its founding in 1990, including printing, exhibitions, education activities, and its artist-in-residence program. The collection includes material by and relating to artists Don Colley, Ellen Lanyon, Luis Jimenez, Kerry James Marshall, Gladys Nilsson, Ed Paschke, Hollis Sigler, Karl Wirsum, and others.

Biographical Historical Note

Anchor Graphics was founded in 1988 and became operational in 1990 as an independent non-profit for the purpose of advancing the fine art printmaking tradition by providing educational and art-making opportunities for both young people and professional artists, and by educating the public about the fine art printmaking process. Anchor Graphics has been affiliated with Columbia College Chicago since 2006.