Donald Saff

Donald Saff- Industrial Surrealist Print with a Coil, Gear, and a Serpent 1980's





Surrealist print with an industrial theme with a coil, gear and a serpent. The snake is believed to be a daimondback rattlesnake. Print is signed by the artist and numbered 5. Print is framed in a dark wooden frame with a white matte.

Artist Biography

Donald Jay Saff, born in 1937, is an artist, art historian, and educator as well as an horologist. Saff began his undergraduate degree at Queens College, City University of New York, in 1955, initially envisioning a career as an electrical engineer. However, the following year Saff changed his major to art and learned printmaking, to graduate with a B.A. in 1959 and a M.A. in art history from Columbia University in 1960. In the years following, Saff was awarded a M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1962 and an Ed.D. in studio art and art history from Columbia University in 1964. In 1965, Saff was appointed as an associate professor in the visual arts department of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, and became professor and chairman of the visual arts department two years later. In 1971, Saff became the founding dean of the College of Fine Arts at U.S.F. In 1968, Saff founded Graphicstudio at U.S.F. Under Saff's directorship, Graphicstudio collaborated with artists such as James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Shusaku Arakawa, Jim Dine, Lee Friedlander, Nancy Graves, Ed Ruscha, and Roy Lichtenstein. After Saff retired from U.S.F., he continued to collaborate with these artists, as well as James Turrell, at Saff Tech Arts in Oxford, Maryland, which was established in 1991.


H 34 in. x W 27 in. x D 1.5 in.
Donald Saff- Industrial Surrealist Print with a Coil, Gear, and a Serpent 1980's