Stan Washburn was once described as "San Francisco's finest sixteenth-century artist". While the techniques bear favorable comparison with the old masters, there is a definite modern sense of wit and irony Stand Washburn's prints.
A multi-faceted artist, Washburn's etchings and paintings are in major collections throughout the country. His first novel, Intent to Harm, was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection in 1994.
In individual prints, and in his illustrated books, Washburn cleverly skewers human frailties with Renaissance-style engravings and tongue-in-cheek wit.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (selected)
Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, San Francisco CA
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
The Frye Museum of Art, Seattle, WA
Houghton Library Print Collection
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
New York Public Library, Print Division, New York, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
W. R. Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC