“Cod Fishing” by Siri Beckman
The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, has recently acquired the work of Stonington artist Siri Beckman. The wood engravings, “Cod Fishing,””Hanging the Bedding,” and “Pinnacle” will become part of the library’s fine print collection. Beckman is currently exhibiting at the Jonathan Frost Gallery in Rockland. Beckman has been a printmaker for over 35 years. Her prints are reflective of a love of nature and the state of Maine. Our national parks also feature strongly in Beckman’s prints, as she has received six artists’ residencies including Acadia National Park. She holds an MFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
The Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress holds about fifteen million photographs, prints, and drawings, dating from the 15th century to the present day. The collection is public and freely available, not only to members of Congress, but to anyone, anywhere. An easy way to view some of the extensive holdings is through Prints & Photographs Online Catalog loc.gov/pictures