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Frances Quint 
Gallery Collection

June 22 - August 14, 2015 


This exhibit provides a survey of her work in watercolor, drawing and printmaking.  Frances Quint worked as a graphic designer, book illustrator and fine artist in the Detroit area. Throughout her long and successful career Frances Quint worked in wood engraving, a precise and detailed medium most popular during the late 1800's.  The principal difference between wood engraving and woodcutting is that in wood engraving the block is cut across rather than along the grain.  A block cut this way can be worked cleanly in all directions. Using a burin the artist is capable of achieving more delicate effects than is possible with woodcut.  Fine lines cut by the burin below the inked surface print white.  This has led to wood engraving being conceived as white lines on a black background known as the white line method.

In 1994 a collection of the work of Frances Quint was donated to the University Art Gallery by her children Barbara Quint Gray and Peter Quint for educational purposes.  Her extensive record of exhibitions and awards dates from 1930 to 1994 and she had exhibited in galleries in Michigan, New Jersey and Texas.

Frances Quint Exhibit photo 1 Frances Quint Exhibit photo 3


All gallery exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.  For open gallery hours or call (989) 964-4159.  The University Art Gallery is located in the Arbury Fine Arts Center on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University, svsu.edu/visit/campusmaps.    

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