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Arizona's varied earth textures and sky atmospheres are sources of artistic inspiration
for Justine Mantor's mixed-media landscapes.

Originally trained in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking at the Art Institute in Chicago Illinois, she earned her B.F.A. with the nationally recognized Printmaking teacher, Vera Berdich. At Northern Illinois University, Mantor studied printmaking under David Driesbach, where she received her M.A. and M.F.A. Degrees. Mantor was one of the few Post-Graduate students to continue the complex, layered Viscosity method of printing three colours at the same time on one plate using inks and heavy, rubber rollers on a deeply etched zinc plate. The method taught in class originated in the French Atelier of Stanley William Hayter. Justine taught Printmaking, Drawing, and Colour Theory as an Associate Professor at Loyola University of Chicago for 22 years. She developed spinal injuries which forced her to stop the heavy, labor-intensive viscosity printing and led her to seek other media that could present the same layering effects. Moving to Arizona in 1989, Mantor was able to pursue extensive experimentation with new methods for three years while she was the Drawing and Painting Artist in Residence for the City of Phoenix. She created workshops in collage, mixed media watercolour, and extensive work in Clayboard in colour and textural effects.
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