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The Mirror
Robert Blackburn, "Reflections (aka The Mirror)," lithograph, 18.5" x 23.75", 1960. © The Estate of Robert Blackburn. Used with permission.

Robert Blackburn was a graphic artist, a painter as well as the founder and director of the Printmaking Workshop in New York. His early prints tended toward the figurative, often portraying human forms on abstract backgrounds. He later moved on to creating more abstract works. In The Mirror, he has painted a collection of objects and conveyed a sense of their reflection through the use of form, shades of light and dark, and texture, presenting an example of how he often used his printmaking to blur the lines between prints and painting.