The Foundation will select two artists about whom more should be known: an historical artist that demonstrates the traditional philosophy and techniques and should be appreciated and a contemporary artist that demonstrates both talent and potential who should be promoted and supported
Historical ArtistTheophile Steinlen
He is a well known painter of the street, especially the suburbs and the popular quarters of Montmartre. His drawings are strong and his colours are unique. Steinlen regularly participated in the Salon des Humouristes and during the war (1914-1918), he devoted himself to portraying the misfortunes and hardships of the invasions of Belgium and Serbia. These works are some of the most poignant and inspiring depictions of the war.
Contemporary ArtistStephanie Dykes
Stephanie Dykes is one of the director's of the Saltgrass Printmakers. She is currently working on her Masters in Fine Art in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Amity Art Foundation promotes, encourages, and supports the traditions of printmaking of the 20's, 30's and 40's.
The Foundation sponsors a variety of Programs including paper making in Costa Rica, a portfolio exchange for university art students and program involving women printmakers and fine art printing paper from Bhutan. We also support emerging artists through showings at the Oak Lane Gallery.