Clinton Cline


Born and raised in Illinois, Clint served in the United States Army for five years and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University. He led a fulfilling and highly respected career as Professor of Printmaking at the University of Colorado in Boulder for nearly 40 years. He was a gifted artist and educator, and he impacted the lives of countless students and faculty members. In addition to being a master printmaker, he was a competitive bass fisherman and a passionate cook. Clint would offer absolutely anyone a warm bed and a home-cooked meal, no matter their background. While he sometimes had a rough exterior, inside he was a gentle and charitable soul. Even in hard times, he could always bring out a smile with his sharp sense of humor and his wit. This truly one-of-a-kind character will be dearly missed by his family, friends, students,
and colleagues.

Artist Statement

The images on this web site are primarily printmaking with an emphasis on imaginative landscape, using an intuitive process in which fragments of reality are abstracted to conform to an inner vision of a particular subject matter.

Based on the above statement and while reflecting its meaning related to many years of prints representing this Website and its structure, I feel it is the major approach that all my work has taken.

Underlining my intuitive process is the concepts or the principles of “Mark Making”, which starts any image regardless of subject matter. For me, the very first act of making a mark, which could be just a dot, a line stroke or just a doodle, which allows form or shapes to begin is the most important act that starts my method of making an image. I accept all marks until I have covered most of the surface, I then delete or destroy some and re-create until all feels complete.


Having written the above and regardless of the final outcome of what the image projects to the viewer, all images are imaginative landscape.

Over some 45 years that many of the images represented on this website and as a teacher of Printmaking processes, I have felt that I personally have had to diversify my medium to learn the process for the purpose of offering more opportunities’ to students.  So, you will see images using Photographs, computer imaging, hand papermaking, intaglio, lithography, monoprint, and monotypes. Work on this site dated 1968 to Present.

-Clinton Cline



Visiting Artist: Photo Print Seminar
Pacific Northwest Graphic Workshop, Cheshire, Oregon

Guest Artist: Photo Printmaking Seminar
Cranbrook Academy of the Arts, Cranbrook, Michigan


Guest Artist: Litho & Photo Processes Summer Session 
Pacific Northwest Graphic Workshop, Cheshire, Oregon

Visiting Artist: Viscosity Printing Processes Intaglio 
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado


Director: National Print & Drawing Competition
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Visiting Artist: Color Viscosity Printing Symposium
University of Montana, Bozeman Montana


Visiting Artist: Photo Techniques
Edwardsville, Illinois

Visiting Artist: Exhibition & Demonstration on Lithography
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
(1 day)

Guest Artist: Viscosity and Photo Techniques
University of Southern Illinois Carbondale, Illinois
(one week)


Guest Artist: Printmaking Visual Arts Center
Anchorage, Alaska (3 weeks)

Guest Artist: Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas
(3 day)

Guest Artist: Gallery as Studio
Visual Arts Center California State University Fullerton, California
(2 weeks)


Visiting Artist: Lithography and Metal Plate
Fort Hays State University Hays, Kansas
(1 day)

Guest Artist: Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation
Aspen, Colorado
(3 weeks)


Director: National Printmaking Workshop
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado


Director:  National Printmaking Workshop
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
(5 weeks, 4 Visiting Artists)

Visiting Artist: Emily Carr School of Art 
Vancouver, Canada
(1 week)

Visiting Artist: University of Alaska 
Juneau, Alaska
(2 weeks)

Guest Artist: Cranbrook Academy of the Arts
Bloomfield, Michigan
(1 week)


Visiting Artist: Weber State College
Ogden, Utah
(1 week)



Visiting Artist: University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
(3 days)



Visiting Artist: Kansas City Art Institute 
Kansas City, Missouri


Visiting Artist:  California State University
Northridge, California

Visiting Artist: California State University
Long Beach, California

Visiting Artist: California State University
Fullerton, California


Visiting Artist: Texas State University
Denton, Texas

Visiting Artist: University of Dallas
Dallas, Texas


Visiting Artist: University of South Dakota
Vermillion, South Dakota


Visiting Artist: Black Hills Print Symposium



Visiting Artist: University of Southern Colorado,Pueblo, Colorado

Visiting Artist: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Visiting Artist: Arvada Center of the Arts and Humanities,Denver, Colorado

Visiting Artist: “Alternative Prints” symposium, University of South Dakota Vermillion, South Dakota



Visiting Artist:  Fine Arts Department
Wichita State University

Visiting Artist: University of South Dakota
Vermillion, South Dakota

Visiting Artist: CSK Gallery
Denver, Colorado
(2 days)

Visiting Artist: Colorado Mountain College
Vail, Colorado


Visiting Artist: University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin

Visiting Artist: Mid America Print Council Conference
Indiana University Southwest, Indiana


Visiting Artist: University of South Dakota
Vermillion, South Dakota 
(1 week)



Visiting Artist: CAEA conference Vail Invited to do Demo in Polymer plate printmaking & show my work to members


  • Traveling Juror Exhibition sponsored by Southern Graphic Council, 1994/95
  • First showing at Texas Christian University, March 1994
  • 1994 at University of North Texas Health Science Center
    Forth Worth, Texas
  • One Person Show at the University of Southern Colorado,
    Pueblo, Colorado, January 1994
  • Three Person Show at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Denver, 1994
  • Colorado, May 1994. National Invitational Exhibition (MACP) Mid America Print Council. Forty artists from 13 states were chosen for an exhibition of prints.
  • Colorado Professor’s Print Exhibition CSK Gallery, Denver, Colorado.
  • One Person Exhibition Lehrman Art Center, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Group Exhibition Merwin And Weslyn Gallery, Bloomington, Illinois.
  • One person exhibition Clayton Staples Gallery, Wichita State University.
  • Two person Exhibition “Space/Form/Vision from the earth”. Group Exhibition CSK Gallery, Denver, Colorado.
  • Group Exhibition University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Group Exhibition Arts & Science Center, Statesville, North Carolina.
  • Group Exhibition Belmount University, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Group Exhibition Unique Impression, Frogman
  • Press and Gallery, South Dakota.
  • Group Exhibition Shiffting Grounds, Boston Museum School, Boston, Mass.
  • Group Exhibition Remote Sensing Art Attic, Morgantown, West Virgina.
  • Group Exhibition New York State University, Bufflow New York.
  • Group Exhibition Print Types Art Institute for the Permain Basin, Odessa Texas.
  • Group Exhibition American Print Survey University of Texas-Dallas, Richardson, Texas.
  • Group Exhibition Faculty Exhibition UMC Gallery, University of Colorado.
  • Group Exhibition CD-ROM Presentation, A Student Perspective on Contemporary Printmaking Southern Graphic Annual Conference, Anthems, Ohio.
  • One person show, Fine Arts Museum Kurgan Russia
  • HomeStatic” Group Exhibition University Of Miami, Miami Fl.
  • “Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition”  University of Hawal’l Hilo Hawal’l
  • One Person Exhibition Wittenberg University(Ohio)
  • MAPC. Members Exhibition, Ronald Barr Gallery Indiana University S.E.
  • National Print and Drawing Juror Exhibition  CORE gallery,  Denver Colorado
  • Group Exhibition   Khabarovsk, Russia

Art Affiliations

  • Southern Graphic Council
  • Print Consortium, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mid America Print Council

This site is a memorial for Clinton Cline—artist, Professor of Printmaking, beloved father, grandfather and much more.

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