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Eternal City II

Eternal City II, 1968, Etching
Clare Romano (American, born 1922)

Clare Romano was a printmaker, educator, illustrator, painter, and author. Born in New Jersey, she started her art education as a painter at Cooper Union. Later she worked for Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer. In 1949, she learned printmaking at the Robert Blackburn Studio in New York. In addition to a large body of printed and painted works, she also illustrated many books of poetry, philosophy, and mythology. She was married to John Ross, with whom she collaborated in writing The Complete PrintmakerThe Complete Collagraph and a number of limited edition artists’ books.

Eternal City II combines Catholic motifs in a collage-like format to create the overall form of a basilica.