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Bruce Crownover

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Bruce Crownover was born in 1961 in Southern California. He earned his BFA from Utah State University and his MFA in printmaking from UW-Madison in 1989.  Crownover worked with Keiji Shinohara, a Japanese Ukiyo-e master printer at Cherrywood Press in Boston, creating prints for Sean Scully, Chuck Close, Robert Stackhouse and John Newman. In 1992, Crownover returned to Madison and became an associate printer at Tandem Press, a fine art print studio affiliated with UW-Madison. He also worked for Off Jones Road Press in Arena, WI, making paper and prints. From 1994 to 2018, Crownover was a master printer at Tandem Press. Expert in woodcarving, relief, and intaglio, Crownover is known for his wide range of printmaking techniques. He has become a notable printmaker and close collaborator with 92 nationally and internationally known artists and has taught over 350 students. He has been a guest lecturer in museums, colleges, and universities. As of fall 2019, he is a MacDowell Fellow. His work can be seen in Wisconsin and around the country, including at the UW-Madison Memorial Library Special Collections, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stanford University, the Library of Congress, and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

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