Warrington Colescott—Secretary Seward Buys Alaska

Warrington Colescott—Secretary Seward Buys Alaska

Warrington Colescott (1921–2018) has an international reputation for his etching work and beautifully drawn satirical prints that commented on political and social issues of his time. He was also known for making series of graphics devoted to specific subjects, including Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society, John Dillinger, and the history of printmaking—recalling great graphic artists who preceded him, such as William Hogarth, Honoré Daumier, and the political cartoonist Thomas Nast.

During his 37 years on the UW-Madison faculty, Colescott became part of a group of artists and teachers responsible for the creation of the famed center for printmaking at the university campus. Colescott’s energetic, colorful etchings can be found in the major print collections of museums around the world, including the Racine Art Museum. 

We are delighted to offer a select group of vintage prints through the Museum Store. Warrington Colescott’s prints are unframed and will ship flat. Because these are vintage prints please check with the Museum Store for condition reports.

Warrington Colescott
Secretary Seward Buys Alaska, 1973
Color etching, soft ground etching, and aquatint, edition 40/75
Image size: 17 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches; Paper size: 30 1/8 x 25 1/4 inches


  • $450.00

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