Booth # B38
Manneken Press is an independent fine art press located in Bloomington, IL. Founded in 2000 by Jonathan Higgins and Sarah Smelser, Manneken Press publishes original limited edition and unique prints, portfolios and artist’s books. Select artists invited to Manneken Press create original works in intaglio, photogravure, relief, lithography and/or monotype, working closely with master printer Jonathan Higgins. The prints are hand-printed using the finest inks and papers available. Prints from Manneken Press have been exhibited at fine art fairs, galleries and museums across the USA and beyond. Manneken Press has been the subject of several survey exhibitions: Manneken Press at Five Years at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2005; Full Circle: Prints from Manneken Press travelled to venues in California, Texas and Louisiana in 2007; and the Peoria Contemporary Art Center mounted the exhibition Artists of Manneken Press in 2011. Reviews of Manneken Press prints have appeared in Art In Print, Art In America, ARTnews, Art Forum and Art On Paper.
Featured artists: Jack Davidson, Richard Hull, Mary Judge, Gary Justis, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Sarah Smelser, Philip Van Keuren.
Etching and aquatint
Edition of 20.