It is with great sadness that we learned that our friend and fellow artist, Larry Scholder, passed away on May 31, 2007. He was one of the most generous and kind people you could ever meet and his practice as an artist generated the kind of work that although small in scale, explored a mysterious microcosm of beauty and order amid chaos. He distilled beauty from all things. He was a great friend to Flatbed Press and giver of sage advice to us here. We will miss him greatly.
Laurence Scholder lived and worked in Dallas, Texas, where he headed the printmaking division of Southern Methodist University's department of art. One of the deans of printmaking in the state, Scholder worked with simple forms in a direct manner. Often employing a relief-intaglio method, he derived his forms both from nature and from automatic writing. Scholder has exhibited at the San Francisco Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Lorence Monk Gallery in New York City, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Contemporay Art Museum in Houston, Texas, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Scholder was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.