Know That You Are Lucky: A Memoir by Kathan Brown
"In this illustrated hardcover book, Kathan Brown provides a riveting overview of the development of a small business that is now one of the preeminent fine art print publishers of our time. Her unlikely story takes us through the ups and downs of fifty years at Crown Point Press, which stimulated renewed attention to the art of etching. Brown brings to life her interactions with an array of artists from the United States, Europe and Asia, interweaving her own family history with responses to devastating world events, travels to exotic places, and reflections on social, political and economic history. Her approach is direct and personal as she describes Crown Point's multi-faceted undertakings." Ruth Fine, former Curator of Special Projects in Modern Art, National Gallery of Art
“Kathan Brown, the founder and guiding spirit of Crown Point Press, has written frequently about the artists with whom she has worked, and how their interactions with the discipline of printmaking has been inspirational, not in terms of technique, but in the sense of how one lives one’s life. In this highly readable volume, she meditates on art, ethics, memory and loss, and tells a lot of great stories into the bargain.” Susan Tallman, Art in Print, 2013
Illustrated in black and white, 376 pages, hardback. Published by Crown Point Press, 2012.