Tamarind

decade

1960s

1960–61 1960

June Wayne, founder of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, invites Garo Antreasian to serve as the first technical director and master printer of Tamarind.

1960

After having realized she had to go to Paris to have lithographs executed properly, June Wayne secures a Ford Foundation grant to open the Tamarind Lithography Workshop on Tamarind Avenue in Los Angeles. She hopes to revive the art of lithography through fellowships for artists.

1961

Garo Antreasian, Untitled, 1961. Lithograph with embossing in violet and black on ivory wove paper; 30 × 22 2/10 in. (76 × 56.5 cm). Published by Tamarind Lithography Workshop. Collection Art Institute of Chicago, gift of Burt Kleiner 1963.1364. Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago/Art Resource, NY.
June Wayne, Tenth Memory, 1961. Lithograph on paper; 30 × 22 2/10 in. (76.4 × 56.6 cm). Published by Tamarind Lithography Workshop, printed by Bohuslav Horak. Collection Art Institute of Chicago, gift of Burt Kleiner, 1963.1772. Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago/Art Resource, NY.

1961–64 1961

Garo Antreasian returns to Herron as an instructor but continues as Technical Advisor to the Board of Directors at Tamarind.

1962

Garo Antreasian initiates preliminary training programs for Tamarind Printer Fellows at Herron.

1963

Miriam Schapiro holds a Tamarind Lithography Workshop fellowship from July through August.

1964

Miriam Schapiro receives a Ford Foundation Grant to hold a lithography workshop at Tamarind in Los Angeles.

1965

Bruce Conner has a two-month residency at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop.

1965

Garo Antreasian initiates preliminary training of Tamarind Printer Fellows with Clinton Adams, associate director of Tamarind.

1968

Billy Al Bengston is named a Tamarind Fellow.

1969

Ed Ruscha is invited to work at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop on a two-month fellowship.

1969

June Wayne applies for a grant from the Ford Foundation to establish the Tamarind Institute, an expansion of the Lithography Workshop.

decade

1970s

1970

Charles White, Wanted Poster Series #15 or Hasty B, 1970. Lithograph in brown on cream wove paper; 21 × 27 in. (53.5 × 68.7 cm). Published by Tamarind Lithography Workshop, printed by Edward Hamilton. Collection Art Institute of Chicago, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2017.286. Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago/Art Resource, NY.

1970

Charles White is awarded a Tamarind Fellowship.

1970–71 1970

Garo Antreasian is codirector of the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico with Clinton Adams.

1970

Tamarind Lithography Workshop, founded by June Wayne, moves to Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Los Angeles and becomes the Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts of the University of New Mexico.

1970

Vija Celmins begins a printmaking practice in earnest at the Tamarind Art Institute and is invited to work there.

1972

Judy Chicago is named a Tamarind Fellow.

decade

1980s

1980

Roy De Forest produces prints at Tamarind Institute.

1986

Ed Ruscha creates lithographs at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

decade

2010s

2010

The Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, celebrates 50 years with two exhibitions that feature works by artists including Garo Antreasian, Vija Celmins, Roy De Forest, Ed Ruscha, and June Wayne.

2016

The Tamarind Institute organizes an exhibition of Garo Antreasian’s work.

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