The Artist's Hand celebrates two complementary and necessary aspects of the art world, the hand of the artist and the role of art institutions, through the Washington Art Consortium's collection of American prints and drawings. The book chronicles the history of the Consortium--founded in 1975 as a group of institutions throughout Washington State who would share a collection of work by contemporary artists. The Artist's Hand illustrates the original collection of ninety-seven works accompanied by biographies of the fifty-two artists--among them Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Jo Baer, Myron S. Stout, Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol. Chris Bruce is director of the Museum of Art at Washington State University. Virginia Wright was instrumental in organizing the Washington Art Consortium and its collection.