Graphic arts: prize-winners René Carcan Fund

Paul Dumont, Ann-Kristin Källström, Grace Sippy, Julianne Ricksecker and Charlotte Massip are the winners of the 2018 International René Carcan Prize for Printmaking. With this prize, the René Carcan Fund, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation, aims to promote the art of engraving and printmaking.

The International Grand Prix, with a value of €5,000, crowns the work of Belgian engraver Paul Dumont. Dumont studied engraving and the printed image at the École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre and is today Professor of Engraving at the École des Arts in Braine L’Alleud and at the École d'Art, Uccle.

The First Mention, to a value of €3,000, has been attributed to the Swedish engraver Ann-Kristin Källström. Since 1997 Källström has been using, and experimenting with, a range of engraving techniques. After teaching graphic arts in a number of schools in Sweden, she now organises workshops and teaches artists and art students.

The American artist Grace Sippy has been awarded Second Mention and €2,000. Sippy teaches engraving, bookbinding and drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She has already participated in numerous exhibitions and been awarded several prestigious prizes.

The Public Price is attributed to Julianne Ricksecker (US) and Charlotte Massip (FR) for their respective works « Last Light » and « Les belles de Cranach ». For more than 40 years, Julianne Ricksecker, realises graphic works. She has won several prices and participated in several national and international expositions. The Frenchie, Charlotte Massip, also has a number of exhibitions to her name, including solo exhibitions in France and abroad.

The prize-winners’ work, as well as a number of works selected by the jury, will be on show at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussels, until 14 April 2018.