Lance Hidy (1946 - )
Born in LaGrande, Oregon, Lance Hidy studied art and graphic design at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut before starting his own graphic arts studio. After working with photographers Ansel Adams and Arnold Newman in the 1970s, he developed a highly distinctive silk screen style which distills his photographs of people to vividly-colored, flat, hard-edged shapes. This style has been used for the design of three U.S. postage stamps, and on more than forty posters for clients including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Beardsley's Restaurant (of blessed memory), Acme Bookbinding, and Meriden Gravure / Stinehour Press. Hidy also designed the Penumbra typeface for Adobe Systems. He teaches digital graphic arts at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts and lives in nearby Newburyport.
Beardsley's Third Anniversary
Offset lithograph, 1978; edition of 450. Overall size 17-3/8” x 25-1/8”. Numbered 138/200 and signed in ink by the artist. I bought this poster at Beardsley’s in the early 1980s; Of the total edition, two hundred were numbered and signed by Lance Hidy for the restaurant, and the unnumbered signed balance was kept by him for his inventory. The portrait is of famed artist, book illustrator and printer Barry Moser. The print, in new condition, is matted using archival materials and framed in a custom matte black gallery style wooden frame.
Sioux City Public Library
Screen print in six colors, 1990; edition of 240. 16" x 34" overall. Published by Mink Brook Editions. Signed and numbered by the artist. The silhouette profile is that of artist and illustrator Rob Day.