Mauricio Lasansky Dies, 97
A sad day in Iowa. Mauricio Lasansky, the legendary founder of the University of Iowa Printmaking program, passed away on Monday at the age of 97. Lasansky leaves an indelible mark on the print community through his own work and his influence on countless students. Born in Argentina in 1914, Lasanasky moved to the US in 1943 and accepted his position at the University of Iowa in 1945. He worked at the University until his retirement in the early eighties.
As Iowa alumni, this comes as particularly sad news to us at Printeresting. While we can’t say that we knew him, it certainly felt like we did. The Iowa printshop was filled with stories passed down from graduate student to graduate student about Lasansky. Even his absence had a presence, and it will continue to.
Read more at the Des Moines Register.