Carol Summers

(American, born 1925, died 2016)

Late artist Carol Summers was a renowned Santa Cruz, California-based printmaker, specializing in woodcut prints. He is known for pioneering "monumental" woodcut prints and a specific method of relief printing large-scale works.

He taught art at many institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum School of Art, Hunter College, Columbia University, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. He conducted workshops and demonstrations at institutions worldwide. He studied painting and printmaking at Bard College from 1948-1951. He received a grant from the Italian Government to study in Italy in 1954-1955. He later received fellowships from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. In 1974, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Bard College.