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Printmaker George Cornwell, Photo by Jensen Hande

Printmaker’s Perspective: George Cornwell

When we hit the Warhol section of portraits, I’m attracted to the Edward Kennedy. The background is red, white, and blue. “Oooh,” I say, “There’s glitter in this one.” “Diamond dust,” George says, “Warhol used to mix diamond dust with an adhesive and the paint when he did the print.” I take a closer look and see that it’s very, very finely ground glass. Warhol indeed did not raid an entire craft store’s supply of glitter. This is exactly why is with me. He’s made his living printmaking, from New York City to working right here in Jacksonville, and he’s …

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