About Printmaking

Printmaking is the most democratic of visual art forms. Because of the multiplicity inherent in the medium, prints have played a unique role throughout history in recording and disseminating information about other cultures; in propagating new aesthetic movements and styles; in spreading propaganda and alternative political thinking across ideological and national boundaries; in disseminating religious images around the world; and in facilitating public dialogue. Long revered by artist for its accessibility and for the opportunities it offers for innovation and experimentation through multiples, printmaking can reach a wide and disparate public, which serves, for many, as their first direct exposure to the art world. From cereal boxes to the revered work of Ellsworth Kelly, printmaking is by nature more accessible and affordable. Printmaking has been embraced by its artists not only for its accessibility but also for the opportunities it offers for innovation and experimentation, often revealing new insights and new directions in an artist’s work.
— excerpted from IPCNY.org

Print & printmaking resources



Conceived to be the first and only non-profit exhibition space, resource and learning center devoted solely to artists’ prints, serving the needs of artists, printmakers, educators, publishers, students, collectors and general viewing public. It offers exhibition opportunities for contemporary artists through its New Prints Program which inaugurated the comprehensive program of exhibitions embracing all time periods and cultures, launched in 2000 with Hard Pressed at AXA Gallery and continuing today through our international and thematic exhibitions series.

  • For more information about IPCNY and its educational programs, please visit their website.
  • To contact IPCNY's staff & trustees, please visit their page here.

The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is proud to sponsor IPCNY's Annual Spring Benefit.


For over twenty-five years, the International Fine Print Dealers Association has upheld the highest professional standards of quality and ethics, while promoting prints as original works of art nationally and internationally to generations of collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts. Now with over 160 members in thirteen countries, the IFPDA is a worldwide community of leading expert dealers and renowned editions publishers who represent the full range of specialties within the field.


The mission of Southern Graphics Council International shall be to advance the professional standing of persons engaged in making original prints and drawings and to stimulate public appreciation and interest in the arts of printmaking, drawing, and other graphic media through the exchange of professional information among artists and others involved these arts; through the organization, display and circulation of exhibitions of prints and drawings by members and other artists to be shown in educational institutions and institutions which further the arts, for the purposes of study, research, enjoyment, and the advancement of these arts; through awards given to these deserving special recognition in these arts; and through publications to inform members and others of activities and other information deemed appropriate to the aforesaid purposes.


Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.

Through the leadership of its Trustees and staff, The Museum of Modern Art manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a collection of the highest order that reflects the vitality, complexity and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art; by presenting exhibitions and educational programs of unparalleled significance; by sustaining a library, archives, and conservation laboratory that are recognized as international centers of research; and by supporting scholarship and publications of preeminent intellectual merit.

Central to The Museum of Modern Art’s mission is the encouragement of an ever-deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves