Product Description In this sumptously illustrated history, James Watrous captures the vast panorama of American printmaking in the past century. As he traces the roots and evolution of the art, the story becomes one of prints, people and events â from the printmakers, their artistic conceptions, and works, to the curators, dealers. collectors, critics, printers, workshops, and exhibitions that played crucial supporting roles. The result, both a compelling cultural history and a seminal survey of a major American art form. About the Author James Watrous (1908â1999) was the Oskar Hagen Professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin âMadison. As an artist he was known especially for his murals and mosaics, and he was the driving force in founding the Elvehjem Museum of Art at the University of WisconsinâMadison. He is the author of The Craft of Old-Master Drawings, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.