For Immediate Release
Contact:  Shonna Green

DeLand FL, January 8, 2018:  "Yozo Hamaguchi:  Master of the Mezzotint and 100 Years of American Prints from the Butler Institute for American Art will be on exhibit January 20 through March 18, 2018, at the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 

"Yozo Hamaguchi’s prints reveal a perfect harmony between the Zen-like ascetic qualities and simplicity of his subject matter contrasted by the complexity of the mezzotint technique resulting in a delicate synthesis of Japanese and Western art," explained George Bolge, chief executive officer of the Museum of Art - DeLand.  "The beguiling elegance of technique and simplicity of subject matter are hallmarks of Hamaguchi’s mezzotints; a laborious process that he is credited with helping to revive as a modern 20th-century expressive medium."

In addition, the Museum will host an exhibition from The Butler Institute of American Art. The collection is a survey of American printmaking covering the last 100 years. "It can be said that every artistic movement and principle artist of the past century are included in this wonderful journey through American art history; from American Impressionism through 21st century conceptual and expressionistic directions. High points include works by Cassatt, Hopper, DeKooning, Johns, and Warhol," Bolge went on to say.

The exhibition will open on Saturday, January 20, 2018, with an opening night reception the night before, Friday, January 19 at the Museum's main galleries.

The Opening Night Reception for Yozo Hamaguchi: Master of the Mezzotint and 100 Years of American Prints from the Butler Collection will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, 600 N Woodland Blvd. Admission is $20 non-members, free for members. Reservations appreciated by calling 386-734-4371.

Regular gallery admission is $10, free for museum members and children 12 and younger. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday.  For Information: 386-734-4371 or 


Left:  Yozo Hamaguchi, Twenty-two Cherries (yellow), 1990, Color mezzotint, 21 1/2" x 9 3/8"
Right:  Raphael Soyer, In the Studio, undated, lithograph,12 1/4" x 9 1/2"