BIOGRAPHIES

DENNIS OLSEN (born 1941)

Dennis Olsen earned a B.A. in 1964 and an M.A. in 1967 at the University of California at Los Angeles. The recipient in 1967 of a Fulbright grant to study printmaking in Italy, Olsen began a long and productive connection with the country. He was a professor of lithography at Rosary College's Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Arts in Florence from 1969 to 1981. A co-founder of the Santa Reparata Graphic Art Center in Florence in 1970, he spent the next eleven years as director of classes; after 1981, he returned every summer to conduct workshops in printmaking. Since 1981, Olsen has been president of Santa Reparata, maintaining strong ties with Florence while teaching printmaking and drawing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Olsen's work has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad. In addition to making monotypes, Olsen has expertise in digital imaging and computer-generated prints.


Pentimento XXII

Pentimento XXII

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