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Claire Van Vliet
Canadian
Canadian, b. b. 1933
Van Vliet received the Bachelor of Arts in 1952 from San Diego State College, and the Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate School in 1954. In 1955 she moved to Europe, shortly after her first publications, then returned to the United States in 1957. She worked for John Anderson of Lanston Monotype Company in Philadelphia before moving to Madison, Wisconsin. She made several trips back to Europe and continued her education in hand typesetting and compositing. She taught drawing and printmaking classes at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art and Philadelphia Museum College of Art from 1965–1966. In 1967 she established a typographic workshop in Madison, Wisconsin. The Janus Press has been based in Newark, Vermont since Van Vliet settled there in 1966.

The Janus Press publishes collaborative works by contemporary writers, papermakers, printmakers and artists, including Raymond Carver, Tess Gallagher, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, W. R. Johnson, Galway Kinnell, John le Carré, Denise Levertov, Sandra McPherson, W. D. Snodgrass, Ruth Fine, Lois K. Johnson, Susan Johanknecht, Jerome Kaplan, Ray Metzker, Peter Schumann, Helen Siegl, Kathryn Clark (Twinrocker), Amanda Degener, Mary Lyn Nutting, Katie MacGregor, and Bernie Vinzani.

Honors
1989 – John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship
1993 – Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Philadelphia
1995 – Elected to the National Academy of Design in New York
2002 – Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, San Diego State University
2017 – Frederic W. Goudy Award, Cary Graphic Arts Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology


Artist Objects

Abiquiu Mesa Blue 2012.13.11.a-b

After Rain 1996.25.37

Autumn Storm 1996.25.33

Before Rain 1996.25.36

Blomsters I 1996.25.12

Blomsters II 1996.25.17

Break 2013.1.26

Breakthrough 1996.25.38

Canyon 2012.13.5

Chairs 1996.25.1

Change 2013.1.24

Coal Yard 1996.25.7

Cumulus 1996.25.31

Daises 1996.25.26

Dark Flowers 1996.25.22

Death 2013.1.45

Dusk 2013.1.23

Figure 1996.25.2

Gabriel 1996.25.8

Ginko Trees 1996.25.10

Glacial Lake 1996.25.43.a

Glacial Lake 1996.25.43.b

Glacial Lake 1996.25.43.c

Grey Cloud 1996.25.40

Harvest 2013.1.19

Harvest 2013.1.20

Homeward 2013.1.22

Horbylunde 1996.25.13

Javelina Rock 2000.19.1.a

Javelina Rock 2000.19.1.b

June 1996.25.35

King Lear 2013.1.60

Lake Dawn 2013.1.11

Lupins 1996.25.19

Moonlight 2013.1.38

Moonpath 2013.1.9

Night 1996.25.29

Nordsol 1996.25.18

North 2013.1.25

Northern Sea 1996.25.32

Poppies 1996.25.25

Prisoner 1996.25.5

Quarry 1996.25.11

Rye Field 2013.1.14

Salvia 2013.1.42

Snow Cloud 1996.25.39

Snowfield 2013.1.28

Sommerskyer 1996.25.14

Spring 2013.1.15

Storm 1996.25.34

Stormlight 1996.25.41

Succour 1996.25.9

Sycamore 1996.25.4

Sycamore 2013.1.46

The Geese 1996.25.6

Trolde 1996.25.24

Winter 1996.25.30

Winter Sun 2013.1.13

Wndcave NM 2012.13.1


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