Printing Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900

An exhibition devoted to female printmakers is open now at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library.

Many outsiders consider bookbinding and printmaking historically to be a man’s craft. Fortunately, modern times show us how many wonderful female artists are there in the world. But that’s also worth knowing there were female printmakers in the early era of the craft — in the late 15th century.

Collection of Henrietta Louisa Koenen was gathered between 1848 and 1861, and consists of many wonderful examples of work of female printers from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

Collection is exhibited for the first time since 1901. The exhibition ends on January 31st, 2016.

Please find more information on the New York Public Library web site.