University Archives & Special Collections, MG 480. (Patrick Hayes)

Nik Semenoff Christmas Card

This image is from the Nik Semenoff Papers in the University Archives. It’s one among several Christmas cards that can be found that collection.

Semenoff is a well-known researcher, artist, teacher and inventor. He is probably best known for his cutting-edge, original research into safer printmaking processes that have placed the University of Saskatchewan in the forefront of non-toxic printmaking research and education.

Semenoff invented several processes for making prints, in particular the “waterless lithographic process,” high resolution screen printing and specialized inks that made major contributions to his discipline.

The techniques and materials he developed have made printmaking safer and less expensive. Semenoff began working at the U of S Extension Division as an artist and media specialist in 1967, moving to the Department of Art and Art History in 1987.

The card pictured here is from when he worked as a graphic designer for Saskatoon broadcaster CFQC in the early 1960s.

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