Michael Knigin. Finest Hour. 1980.
michael knigin American (1942-2011 Finest Hour. 1980. Screenprint signed and numbered by hand by the artist in a limited edition of 300 copies. Numbered in pencil 58/300 Michael Knigin was born in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended and graduated from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. During his junior year, he was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship to study fine art lithography at the famed Tamarind Lithography Workshop, in Los Angeles. After graduating from college in 1966, Knigin began teaching at the Pratt Graphic Center in Manhattan, an extension of the Pratt Institute, dedicated to fine arts and graphic printing. There he started a fine art lithography workshop. After a year and a half, he opened his own publishing company, Chiron Press, adding a screen printing facility. This was the first facility in the United States to combine lithography and screen printing. The store remained in existence for ove