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This note within the catalogue to the exhibition, Tamarind: A Renaissance of Lithography (Shasta College Art Department, Reading, California, 1971), indicates Gego’s participation in that event. In addition to some information about Gego’s life, the note reports that she created about thirty works during her stay at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, California, including lithographs presented in book form.
This is the catalogue to the 1971 show Tamarind: A Renaissance of Lithography, held at Shasta College Art Department, Reading, California, which included work by more than one hundred artists who had participated at that time in the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, located in Los Angeles, California. Gego, (Gertrud Goldschmidt, 1912–1994), a Venezuelan artist of German origin, was one of the first to have participated in the workshop. The catalogue text was written by E. Maurice Bloch (1925–1989), art historian and founder of the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts. Gego participated in the Tamarind Lithography Workshop on two different occasions. During her first stay in 1963, she made a group of lithographs; the second time in 1966, she was an “artist fellow.” According to this note, it was during that second stay at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop that Gego made several impressive and extensive series of lithographs, two of which were printed in book form. The Tamarind Lithography Workshop was reestablished in 1970. Now a division of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, it is called the Tamarind Institute.