Michael Knigin

  • American artist (1942 – 2011). Born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Graduated from Tyler School of Art, Temple University
  • While a student he received the Ford Foundation Grant to study fine art lithography at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles
  • In 1966 he started teaching at the Pratt Graphic Center in Manhattan, where he started a fine art lithography workshop
  • He opened his own company, Chiron Press in 1967, and added a silkscreen printing facility, the first facility in the United States that combined lithography and screen printing.
  • In 1970 and 1971 he co-authored two books on lithography which were included in the curriculum of many schools in the United States and Britain.
  • In 1974 he was invited to establish the first professional lithography workshop in Israel and spent several years there.
  • Upon his return from Israel, he continued his professional career and became a faculty member of the Pratt Institute.
  • Works are included in many fine museums and corporate collections around the world.

Artwork by Michael Knigin