Dwight Pogue

Hatfield, MA



Dwight Pogue, Smith College Professor Emeritus of Art, taught printmaking and drawing. His work is in numerous national and international juried exhibitions as well as private and public collections here and abroad. He is a former Society Member of the International Print Triennial, Cracow, Poland, and as a Fulbright recipient, taught at the Bradford College of Art and Technology in England from 1975‑77. He is Founder/Director of the Smith College Print Workshop, which since 1984, brings noted artists to Smith to collaborate with master printers in producing limited edition prints.

Pogue’s 2012 book, Printmaking Revolution: New Advancements in Technology, Safety, and Sustainability, published by Watson-Guptill, is written as a college studio textbook introducing revolutionary techniques for lithography, intaglio and screenprinting, so that the artist-printmaker can easily produce more technically professional prints using safer materials. The book offers groundbreaking information on embracing sustainable, petroleum-free materials that comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.

Artist’s Statement

Flowers are the stars for a myriad of activities and events including love, romance, beauty, poetry, festivities, weddings, funerals, springtime, and the list goes on. It’s well known that flowers are thought to enhance moods and relieve stress. Every fruit begins with a flower and flowers remove carbon dioxide and toxins in the air. They feed honeybees that propagate food crops. As we head into an uncertain future it seems fitting to elevate flowers to the rank of ‘superstars’ in a quest to deter the darkness of pollution and global warming.

Night Vision, 2015, Lithograph 29″ x 36″, Printed by the artist on Rives BFK
Dancing Dangerously, 2018, Etching (from four copper plates) 30″ x 22.5″, Printed by Peter Petttengill on Rives BFK at Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, New Hampshire