The Gift: John Tatschl Woodcut Prints

On view in the Study Gallery
September 13 – December 20, 2014
with an opening reception, Friday, September 12, 6 – 8 pm
preceded by a members’ preview at 5 pm*

Curated by Sara Otto-Diniz

Artists receive inner gifts of creativity and, if we are lucky, they share them freely. John Tatschl (1906-1982), print maker and recipient of many artistic gifts, created these woodblock prints while on the UNM faculty of Art and Art History. The prints, originally given to the Aquinas Newman Center, were recently donated to the Art Museum. Tatchl’s bold, graphic interpretations of events from the life of Christ provide visually robust equivalents to Gospel texts. The prints resonated with the Dominican community at the Newman Center and also speak to the greater human condition.

To see more of John Tatschl’s work online take a look at a webiste that his grandson, Sean Tatschl, put together:  http://art-newmexico.shorturl.com

*members’ previews are open to Sustaining Members and higher of the UNM Art Museum

John Tatschl (American, born Austria, 1906-1982); Untitled (Christ before Pilate), 1955; Woodcut; 25 x 18 ¾ inches; Gift of Aquinas Newman Community and Dominicans. Photo by Margot Geist/University of New Mexico Art Museum.

John Tatschl (American, born Austria, 1906-1982); Untitled (Christ before Pilate), 1955; Woodcut; 25 x 18 ¾ inches; Gift of Aquinas Newman Community and Dominicans. Photo by Margot Geist/University of New Mexico Art Museum.

John Tatschl (American, born Austria, 1906-1982); Untitled (Christ Washes Peter’s Feet), 1955; Woodcut; 25 x 19 inches; Gift of Aquinas Newman Community and Dominicans. Photo by Margot Geist/University of New Mexico Art Museum.

John Tatschl (American, born Austria, 1906-1982); Untitled (Christ Washes Peter’s Feet), 1955; Woodcut; 25 x 19 inches; Gift of Aquinas Newman Community and Dominicans. Photo by Margot Geist/University of New Mexico Art Museum.

John Tatschl (American, born Austria, 1906-1982); Untitled (Peter’s Denial), 1955; Woodcut; 25 x 19 inches; Gift of Aquinas Newman Community and Dominicans. Photo by Margot Geist/University of New Mexico Art

John Tatschl (American, born Austria, 1906-1982); Untitled (Peter’s Denial), 1955; Woodcut; 25 x 19 inches; Gift of Aquinas Newman Community and Dominicans. Photo by Margot Geist/University of New Mexico Art Museum.

Main Image:

John Tatschl (American, born Austria, 1906-1982); Untitled (The Last Supper), 1955; Woodcut; 19 x 25 inches; Gift of Aquinas Newman Community and Dominicans. Photo by Margot Geist/University of New Mexico Art Museum.