Louis Schanker composite print 71 
 1975 -1979  


During this period Schanker continued to work in his studios at Treetops in Stamford Connecticut and at Dune House in East Hampton on Long Island. He had three major one man shows at:


A 1977 Retrospective of his work at the Tower Gallery, in Southampton New York.   A videotaped interview with Schanker at the opening was later shown at the Whitney Museum in New York City. The show included works from 1955 to 1976 including paintings, sculpture, plexicut prints and monoprints.


A major 1978 Retrospective at the Associated American Artists on 57th Street in New York City.  Schanker, one of the founding members had on display 90 pieces of his work illustrating,

       the continuous progression and development of this artist’s graphic oeuvre and
        its strong position in the annals of 20th Century American print-making.
                                                                                       Dorothy Hall, ARTworld


This 1978 Show included 8 color plexiglass relief prints and three new woodcuts all produced in 1971


A 1979 Showing of his prints, Louis Schanker - Color Woodcuts at the Bethesda Art Gallery, Maryland 


In addition his works were included in several group shows including,


In 1976, Let US Entertain You! at the Associated American Artists.


In 1976 at the 35th Anniversary Exhibition of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors Schanker was represented by several of his sculptures.



In 1975 Schanker was represented at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, American Prints 1913-1963 show commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Founding of the Rockefeller Print Room at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.  This was especially significant in that Schanker’s works had been included in the Comprehensive Survey of 65 Years of American and European Prints show which had opened the Print Room in 1947.


In 1979 the Sixteenth Annual Exhibition of American Prints, at the Philadelphia Art  Alliance featured four Schanker prints.


 Also in 1979 the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. held a major exhibition,  Prints for the People, Selections from the New Deal Graphics Projects.

Schanker who was a supervisor and artist in the New York shop of the WPA Graphics Division, which was the largest in the nation, was represented with three prints.


1975 - 1979 Clippings