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Crown Point Press
Date: San Francisco print studio, founded 1962
Biography: Crown Point Press was founded in 1962 by Kathan Brown in order to use traditional printmaking techniques for new art ideas. Crown Point works with artists by invitation who travel from Europe, Japan and various parts of the United States to work with etching in the San Francisco studios. When artists work in Crown Point’s studios they are assisted by master printers and the work results in original prints (sometimes called multiple originals) which are hand-printed in limited editions, and each print is signed and numbered by the artist. Crown Point Press exhibits and sells the prints it produces in curated shows in the gallery which adjoins its studios and bookstore at 20 Hawthorne Street in San Francisco.