League of Craftsmen, 2012, mixted media on paper. 8.5” x 11”
The word “collage” is derived from the french verb coller, which translates to “glueing”. Like many of today’s borrowed artistic practices, the collage originated at about the same time as the invention of paper in China at around 200 BC. It was used by the Japanese calligraphers in 10th century, in Gothic cathedrals in the 15th and 16th centuries and then by Cubist painters of the likes of George Braque and Picasso. Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol all used collage to express their political and social motifs in the New Realist Exhibition in November 1962.
Lance Hidy, Leage of New Hampshire Craftsmen Jubilee 1932 - 1982 c. 1982