Kenneth Tyler: Tamarind, Gemini G.E.L. and Tyler Graphics
Artists represented include Frank Stella, Robert Motherwell and Mark di Suvero.
Kenneth Tyler (Herron class of '63) was America’s most influential fine art printer and publisher. As technical director of Tamarind Lithography Workshop in 1963-64, Tyler printed the editions of Josef Albers and Rufino Tamayo. As one of the co-founders of Gemini GEL in 1965, his reputation for technical excellence and experimentation brought Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein to Los Angeles in the late 1960s. Leaving Gemini to establish his own shop in Bedford, New York in 1974, he produced some of the most important prints by Stella, Robert Motherwell and Mark di Suvero. Their prints are among the 23 printed, proofed or published by Tyler, which have been selected from the IMA’s collection.