Artist Lasansky dies at 97

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 04, 2012 6:30 AM

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Well-known printmaker Mauricio Lasansky died at age 97 in his Iowa City home Monday, the Associated Press has reported.

Lasanksy was best known for his work The Nazi Drawings, which depicted the horrors of Nazi Germany.

Born in Argentina in 1914, the printmaker came to the United States on a Guggenheim Fellowship. He studied art in New York before coming becoming a teacher at the University of Iowa in 1945, according to the AP. He established the Printmaking Department at the university, which he led until he retired in the 1980s.

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