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Julie Mehretu Biography

An American modern visual artist of Ethiopian descent, Julie Mehretu is well-known for her large-scale, multi-layered paintings of abstracted landscapes. Her artwork shows the cumulative effects of urban sociopolitical changes in paintings, drawings, and prints. Mehretu is listed in the Time’s list of the 100 Most Important People of 2020.

Mehretu’s interest in layered imagery lends itself naturally to printmaking. She has explored lithography, screen printing, chine collé, intaglio, drypoint, engraving, aquatint, and spit-bite techniques in projects at several studios in the U.S. and Europe.

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