Jolán Gross-Bettelheim: An American Printmaker in an Age of Progress

Jolán Gross-Bettelheim: Fascism, 1943
Mar 19, 2011 - Jul 31, 2011
Eisenberg Gallery

This exhibition features rare prints by the Hungarian-American artist Jolán Gross-Bettelheim (1900–1972), a pioneering modernist woman printmaker. Gross-Bettelheim excelled in creating prints of industrial scenes, machinery, and technology. Her compositions celebrated the modernist geometric imagery that prevailed during America’s machine age. Jolán Gross-Bettelheim’s prints are comparable to those of leading American printmakers, although her work is not widely known.

Organized by Marilyn Symmes, Director of the Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts and Curator of Prints and Drawings, with Christina Weyl, Rutgers Department of Art History graduate student

Jolán Gross-Bettelheim

Fascism, 1943

Lithograph

Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers 

Gift of Miklós Müller and Jan S. Keithly

Photo Peter Jacobs