Allan Edmunds (BFA '71, MFA '75)
Allan Edmunds (BFA '71, MFA '75) is an award-winning visual artist, art educator and founder of Brandywine Workshop and Archives—a non-profit visual arts organization that serves as a center for the advancement of fine art printmaking and provides training, collaboration, mentorship and support for artists of all ages and backgrounds, especially artists of color. The Brandywine Workshop is internationally recognized for excellence in printmaking as well as fostering the inclusion and record of diverse artists in the practice of printmaking through its archives, exhibitions and satellite collections.
"[The Brandywine Workshop and Archives] remains committed to the creation, documentation and preservation of a legacy of culturally diverse American art and insuring the participation of multi-ethnic artists and audiences in the field of fine art printmaking and related media technologies."
Edmunds is nationally recognized for his work in public art, community arts and as a lecturer, essayist and contributor to numerous catalogs and other art publications. With over 48 years of professional activity, he has advocated for support for artists from diverse communities. His prints and collages live in major museum collections, like the Private Collection of Lewis Tanner Moore. He has exhibited at the Woodmere Museum and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
- Portrait courtesy of the Brandywine Workshop & Archives. Above image: Allan L. Edmunds, Brandywine Graphic Workshop, Playtime: Inner City [detail], 1976, screenprint on paper, courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum.