Kill for Peace
Carol Summers (1925-2016 ) was born in Kingston, New York. Summers studied with Stefan Hirsch and Louis Schanker at Bard College, earning a BA in 1951. Summers was awarded an Italian Government Travel Grant in 1955, a Louis Comfort Tiffany grant the same year, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1959 and a Fulbright Fellowship in 1961. The artist's early works included woodcuts featuring abstract biomorphic shapes, but by the 1960s the subjects became more recognizable, often depicting scenes of domestic life. The artist is well-known for simplified landscapes, often featuring mountains. Summers is a member of the Printmakers Council of America and the Printmakers Club of Philadelphia. Retrospectives have been held at the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. Summers' work is included in numerous public and private collections around the world, such as the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The artist has taught at several institutions, including Hunter College, the Brooklyn Museum School, the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Graphics Center, Columbia University, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the University of Pennsylvania and the San Francisco Art Institute.