Ann Kresge is a printmaker and book artist who was born in Wisconsin and has lived in New York, Europe, and Oregon. She has a B.A. in Studio Art from Smith College and an M.F.A. in Printmaking and Graphic Design from Pratt Institute. Her art work involves installations, videos, stage sets, and collaborations with improvisational musicians, poets, and dancers. Kresge has been an artist-in-residence at MacDowell, Artlife Latinoamericano, Atelier 17, Women’s Studio Workshop, a Library Fellow at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and a Teaching Artist at Sitka Center. She was awarded the Ford Family Fellowships at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Her works include collections at The National Museum of Women in The Arts, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University, Vassar College, New York Public Library, US Library of Congress, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ann Kresge worked in the Putnam studio.
The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…