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Momentum Gallery presents an exhibition of original lithographs and mezzotints printed in the 1950s and 60s by southern modernist Maltby Sykes (1911-1992).

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Momentum Gallery presents an exhibition of original lithographs and mezzotints printed in the 1950s and 60s by southern modernist Maltby Sykes (1911-1992). Revered by generations of students, Sykes was Professor Emeritus at Auburn University, where he taught for many years. Having trained with John Sloan in New York, Diego Rivera in Mexico, and André Lhote and Fernand Léger in Paris, Sykes …

Momentum Gallery presents an exhibition of original lithographs and mezzotints printed in the 1950s and 60s by southern modernist Maltby Sykes (1911-1992). Revered by generations of students, Sykes was Professor Emeritus at Auburn University, where he taught for many years. Having trained with John Sloan in New York, Diego Rivera in Mexico, and André Lhote and Fernand Léger in Paris, Sykes mastered numerous printmaking techniques. His sophisticated, mid-century modern prints are often monochromatic with bold and graphic subjects inspired by the artist’s travels, mythology, and world events …