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Mauricio Lasansky Papers

Identifier: RG99.0030

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Professor, University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, from 1945 until 1986. Well-known for intaglio printmaking. Biography and photographs of his prints.


  • Creation: 1934 - 1945


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Biographical / Historical

Mauricio Lasansky was born October 12, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to parents of Lithuanian ancestry. His interest in printing was stirred at a young age, because his father made engravings for printing the currency of Argentina. Young Lasansky began his formal printmaking education at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes, and within three years was the director of the Free Fine Arts School in Argentina. In 1943 he studied at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York under a Guggenheim Fellowship. The grant was renewed the following year, allowing him to study intaglio printing, a printing process for which he became famous. In 1945 Lasansky joined the faculty at the University of Iowa School of Fine Arts, where he founded the Iowa Print Group. Mauricio Lasansky retired as full professor in 1986.


0.25 Linear Feet

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Method of Acquisition

These materials were transferred to the University Archives from Professor Gustave von Groschwitz, School of Art and Art History. Guide created by Denise Anderson, June 2007.

Related Materials

Folder, "Lasansky, Mauricio" in Faculty and Staff Vertical Files collection (RG01.0015.003)

Records of the University of Iowa Press (RG23.0007.003) contains photographs of Professor Lasansky's art

Records of the School of Fine Arts (RG11.0001.001)

Records of the Iowa Print Group (RG06.0007.002)

Newland, Randa Ann. "Twenty-Five Years and the Iowa Print Group." Master's thesis, University of Iowa, 1970.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242