Multi Plate Large Format Lithography


In May of 2015, Chuck Olson began a working relationship with one of America’s foremost lithographic printmakers, Michael Raburn of Amarillo, Texas. Over the course of the summer of 2015, the pair successfully completed three series of edition prints -each an iconic image representative of Olson’s well known painted work.

These new images translate beautiful, via lithography, the bold, painterly expectations of his work. They maintain the 40” x 32” format of his works on paper while profiting from lithography’s capacity to render striking overlays of color. Each image in the series is built via a succession of 28 to 32 individual, hand made, color separations and executed in a traditional (non digital) 19th/20th century process.  Under the guidance and expertise of Mr. Raburn, who as a national figure in printmaker has realized remarkable editions for artists worldwide including artists such as Edward Ruscha, Olson will be embarking on an annual commitment to lithography with the hopes of realizing two to three new prints every year. Collectors can expect an ongoing series of images related to Olson’s themes of objects, artifacts, landscape, and maps.

Each image is printed on the highest quality rag paper (32” x 40”) with a minimum of 28 color separations in edition numbers of 80 (maximum). Each unframed print will retail for $1200 (shipping included). In addition, collectors within 150 miles of Pittsburgh can have prints framed in hand cut/hand rubbed finished maple by master framer S. Scott Steberger of Lilly, Pennsylvania for $1500 delivered to your door. Other options in framing and delivery are available. All inquiries should email the artist at chuckolson1@verizon.net. Please indicate the title and preferred edition number for each print ordered.