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Michael Knigin (1942-2011) was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He attended and graduated from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. During his junior year, he was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant to study fine art lithography at the renowned Tamarind Lithography Workshop, in Los Angeles. After graduating, Knigin started teaching at the Pratt Graphic Center in Manhattan where he started a fine art lithography workshop. He opened his own publishing company, Chiron Press, and added a silkscreen printing facility, the first facility in the United States that combined lithography and screen-printing. The shop remained in existence for over seven years, printing and publishing editions for the most renowned contemporary artists, including Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Knigin was invited by the Israel Museum and the Jerusalem Foundation to establish the first professional lithography workshop in Israel and to train a group of young Israeli artists. In 1988 he was appointed to the NASA Art Team and was sent to the Kennedy Space Center to visually interpret the launch of the space shuttle Discovery. From 1978 to the present he has had 17 one-person shows, and has been included in approximately a hundred and twenty group shows. Michael Knigin's work is included in over 60 museums and corporate collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Albright-Knox Museum and The Smithsonian Institute, and he has been commissioned to create art by over forty corporations and institutions. He has also co-authored 2 books on lithography, Contemporary Lithographic Workshops Around the World and The Technique of Fine Art Lithography. Michael Knigin died in 2011
Michael Knigin