J a c k S i l v e r m a n
Great collections are often the results of one man's inspiration and determination. Such is the collection of nineteenth-century textiles brought together by artist-collector Jack Silverman. His goal has been simple: to assemble the finest examples of early Pueblo and Navajo textiles and pottery that he could find. By traveling throughout the world searching for and carefully buying and trading textiles, Silverman has developed a collection that is stunningly impressive.
He has created archival studies of his collection of textiles. Employing a multiple layer technique of silkscreening, he achieves the illusion of woven texture. Through his serigraphs, posters and artcards, Silverman seeks to document and disseminate the beauty of his collection.
Robert Breunig, Chief Curator - The Heard Museum Phoenix, Arizona USA
Jack Silverman is a world renowned artist, collector of Native American textiles, scholar of Native American history and culture and curator of Native American ethnographic information.
Born in 1940, in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Silverman now lives and works in beautiful and historic Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Jack began creating his acclaimed serigraphs in 1974, as archival studies of his world renouned textile collection. He has completed 55 original images to date.
The serigraphs of "The Silverman Museum Collection" are in the permanent collections of the following museums:
The Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois, USA
Field Museum of Natural History - Chicago, Illinois, USA
Buffalo Bill Historical Center - Cody, Wyoming, USA
The British Museum - London, England, UK
The Heard Museum - Phoenix, Arizona, USA
The Laboratory of Anthropology - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
The Museum of American Indian (Heye Foundation) - New York, New York, USA
The University of Colorado - Boulder , Colorado, USA
Navajo Tribal Museum - Window Rock, Arizona, USA
Francis W. Parker School - Chicago, Illinois, USA
Millicent Rogers Museum - Taos, New Mexico, USA
Utah Museum of Fine Art (University of Utah) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Palm Springs Desert Museum - Palm Springs, California, USA
School of American Research - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Southwest Museum - Los Angeles, California, USA
Institute of American Indian Art - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA