Claire VanVliet
b. 1933 in Ottawa, Canada; resides in Vermont

Canyon, 1998
siligraph on paper, Edition of 20

image: 27.5 x 22," paper size: 27.5 x 22"

Wind Cave, 1997
siligraph on paper, Edition of 30

image: 14 x 24," paper size: 22.5 x 30.5"



Moeraki Boulders III, 1993
siligraph on paper, Edition of 30, image: 24 x 19," paper size: 30 x 22" $600.*
Moeraki Boulders IA, 1994
siligraph on paper, Edition of 30, image: 24 x 30," paper size: 30 x 36" $800.*
Moeraki Boulders II, 1993
siligraph on paper, Edition of 30, image: 24 x 19," paper size: 30 x 22" $600.*
(Tryptic $1800.)
Clay Cliffs , 1998
Edition of 30

image: 17.5 x 30," paper size: 25 x 36"

Claire Van Vliet is a printmaker and book artist who has been honored with a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship and an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award. She was educated at San Diego State University in California where she received a Bachelor of Arts and at Claremont College Graduate School where she was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in 1954. In the same year she began working on the wood-engravings that she would publish as a book by her own Janus Press in the following year.

In the mid-1950s Van Vliet traveled in Europe, apprenticing herself for a time as a hand typesetter. During these travels she taught herself etching while working as a craft instructor at the United States European Headquarters in Germany. For the remainder of the '50s and early 1960s Van Vliet taught printmaking, typography and drawing at the Philadelphia Museum School (now The University of the Arts) and worked as a type compositor for John Anderson, first at The Lanston Monotype Company in Philadelphia, and then at his own Pickering Press in New Jersey. In 1965 to '66 she was hired by the Art Department of the University of Wisconsin, Madison as a Visiting Lecturer in Printmaking.

In 1966 Van Vliet moved to Vermont and created a permanent home for Janus Press. Through the years her work as published by Janus Press has been the subject of several shows, including a 25-year retrospective in 1977 at the Wiggin Gallery of the Boston Public Library and "Experimenting with the Book: The Janus Press" at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1994.

Museums have collected Van Vliet's work include The National Gallery in Washington, DC; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; The Library of Congress, Washington, DC; and Smithsonian Institution, to name but a few. In addition to her many honors, in 1993 the University of the Arts in Philadelphia named Van Vliet an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts.


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