New Collector: Posters

Barrymore Laurence Scherer Art

Lithography and chromolithography Poster art was born of two tech­nological developments: The first, lithography (meaning “stone printing”) was invented in 1798, a process in which an artist drew his design with a greasy crayon or oil-based ink directly on a specially pre­pared slab of fine-grained limestone. Based on the principle that oil and water repel one another, the stone was …