Paulson Fontaine Press specializes in limited edition intaglio prints. The press emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich tradition of fine art printmaking. Paulson Fontaine Press’ philosophy is to facilitate rather than direct an artist, creating an environment where artists can do their best work.
In January of 1997, the press launched its first publication with four color etchings by Christopher Brown. Since then, Paulson Fontaine Press has published more than 500 editions with more than 45 artists including Tauba Auerbach, Ross Bleckner, Spencer Finch, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, the Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Kerry James Marshall, and Martin Puryear.
Paulson Fontaine Press, formerly Paulson Bott Press, would like to acknowledge the role of Renee Bott, who was co-owner of the press for 20 years, in all that we have achieved.
The press’ entire archive of 600 editions is now a part of the collection of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and it’s archive of 150 editions by African American Artists is in the collection of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.