Print society member John Mallery, a self-described new collector, although he’s already amassed @ 80 prints in the short time he’s been collecting, gave a spirited talk to society members describing how he discovered the Print Society and the world of print collecting. He has particularly become interested in early 20th century American print artists including the Prairie Print Makers.
John talked about the evolving nature of being a collector and how his son has joined him in this collecting passion. He talked about how being a member of the Print Society has opened up a new world of interest which he pursues through Society events, visiting museums throughout the country and all the books he has purchased to research his areas of interest. paul sokoloff
Just do it!! Jump right in. Many misconceptions will be shattered. Love what you collect -- "it's all personal." Learn as you collect; ask questions; you will be surprised how many will help you along the way. paula winchester
Everyone enjoyed John’s presentation which was both humorous and informative, and less anxiety provoking than a knife throwing demonstration (which is a professional side line of his). paul sokoloff
1 of 2 videos 24 minutes. It is standing room only in the Nelson Atkins training room Thursday evening. Justin Rogers speaks on the Diego Rivera lithograph commissioned by the Nelson Atkins Print Society.
Program coordinator Robin Gross introduces John Mallery as a husband, a father, a grandfather, an art historian in training. A man of a thousand faces. Also professional knife thrower and comedian on Youtube. Today, though, he is founder of a computer forensics company. His world is very technically-oriented. Some of the professional training he does for his peers include: Surviving Mobile Forensics, System Administration for SQL Servers 7.0, and Marsware Basic Computer Forensic Analysis. He is a new print collector and tonight he wants to talk about NUDES, COWS AND CLOWNS, adventures in print collecting. 24 minutes
2 of 2 videos 24 minutes
According to Mallery, his talk describes the "birth of a collector" from the very first impulsive purchase and on to more informed and personal collecting choices.
The presenter will share how his experiences as a marine biologist, traveling entertainer, and move to the Midwest influenced his collection. (courtesy of John Mallery)
Comments provided by Paul Sokoloff and Paula Winchester.
Video taping and uploading to Youtube format provided by Eric Lehnert.