Boris Margo (1902-1995) was an American painter, sculptor and printmaker born in Volochisk, Ukraine. Accustomed to recycling various materials to create artworks, Margo is the inventor of the Cellocut process. The Cellocut process involves making a new varnish by dissolving sheets of celluloid in acetone to create a plastic printing plate. As this new technique is very pliable, it has tremendous possibilities. The material’s flexibility allows each plate to present its own physical approach, and one can modify the application of the technique so that it is sympathetic to their aim. The versatility of the Cellocut medium permits the artist considerable freedom in his use of color and forms. Perhaps, though, this very lack of limitations that also makes it a difficult medium to handle convincingly. This technique has proven to be challenging for many, resulting in only a few masters of the Cellocut. Outside of Boris Margo, his wife, Jan Gelb, also represented in Syracuse University Art Galleries collection, is one other artist who has worked with the Cellocut