Junker Jorg

Artist Diego Lasansky recently spoke at Gloria Dei describing his printmaking process for a portrait of Martin Luther that he created for the 500th commemoration of the Reformation. 

The print portrays Martin Luther prior to assuming the persona of Junker Jörg as he went into hiding after the pope at the time ordered Luther to be killed.

One of the Luther prints has been donated to Gloria Dei and is on display there. 

Diego is the grandson of Mauricio Lasansky, the late, world-renowned U of I professor who was a trailblazer in the world of printmaking.  Diego uses his grandfather's 200-year old printing press in the same studio where his grandfather worked in downtown Iowa City.  

For more information check out about the artist and this portrait of Luther: 

Portrait of the Reformation

Diego Lasansky - Wikipedia 

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