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In he began working for the Civilian Work Administration as a poster artist, where Velonis spearheaded the use of silkscreen to print posers. In this program was reassigned to the FAP. The stimulating environment of antthony FAP brought new incentive to Velonis.
He conducted experiments that completed the transformation of silkscreen printing from a commercial process to a fine art medium. In his own work of the period, Velonis experimented with combinations of screen printing and pochoir.
The artist authored a pamphlet, Technical Problems of the Artist: Technique of the Silkscreen Process.
Distributed to WPA art centers across the country, this booklet contributed greatly to the spread and popularity of the medium in the s. Velonis also introduced silkscreen to the art-consuming public in an article in the Magazine of Art. After being released from the WPA inhe and four colleagues established the Creative Printmakers Group, which shared a screen-printing studio and commissions.
They began by producing their own prints, but it soon became clear that they needed more commercial work to pay the rent. Soon, they printed several editions for other artists such as Adolf Dehn and Federico Castallano. By this time, however, commercial work had begun to monopolize his time and energy.
In the s he was a member of the National Serigraph Society, but his artistic activity had begun to wane. Working first at Lowry Field, the artist designed training aids and recruiting posters; later, at Wright Field, he rendered graphs and statistical vellonis. After his discharge, Velonis returned to Creative Printmakers, which had flourished and grown by that time engaging about a hundred employees.
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This business demanded so much of him that he found very little time to devote to his own artwork. Nevertheless, his technical innovations continued during his commercial career, as documented in by an article in the professional journal Printwhich reviewed the latest developments in screen printing.
Croix in the Virgin Islands. Color in American Printmaking See a list of available inventory for Anthony Velonis. In his own work of the period, Velonis experimented with combinations of screen printing and pochoir The artist authored a pamphlet, Technical Problems of the Artist: Velonis died in Glen Rock in