Morrocan, 1921 – 2009
Born in Monaco of Italian parents, Avati has lived in Paris for most of his life. He worked in Nice at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs and later studied with Marc Chagall see more . . .
Armenian by descent, Marc Balakjian was raised in Lebanon. He spent his early years in the small town of Rayak, before moving to Beirut at the age of 10. see more . . .
Thomas Hart Benton
American, 1889 – 1975
Thomas Hart Benton was one of America’s most popular artists during the decades leading up to World War II. Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, see more . . .
American, b. 1946
American, 1895 – 1975
Photographer, etcher and author, Samuel Chamberlain pictured the American countryside and the landscapes of Europe see more . . .
German , b. 1948
Claassen was born in Itzehoe in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. He discovered the medium of mezzotint see more . . .
by seeing a book on the work of master engraver, Yozo Hamaguchi and he learned the technique through his own experimentation. He has been working in mezzotint since 1978 although he considers his primary artistic pursuit to be drawing and painting.
The artistic influences on Claassen have been C. D. Friedrich, Wang Wei and Ansel Adams.
American, 1903 – 1980
Born in Philadelphia, DeMartelly studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Academia delle Belle Arte see more . . .
American, 1907 – 1994
Dohanos, a native of Ohio, studied at the Cleveland Museum Art School and later under the master of lithography, see more . . .
Martha Mayer Erlebacher
Born in Jersey City, NJ, Erlebacker received an MFA from Pratt Institute in 1963. She had an extensive teaching career at some of Philadelphia’s and New York City’s see more . . .
George O. “Pop” Hart
American, 1868 – 1933
Born in Cairo, Illinois, Hart left home at the age of 18, traveling to London by cattle boat. After his London sojourn, see more . . .
Morris Henry Hobbs
American, 1892 – 1947
Born in Rockford, Illinois, Hobbs studied at the Chicago Art Institute. In 1936, he was invited to exhibit a solo show at the Smithsonian Institution. see more . . .
Victoria Huston Huntley
American, 1900 – 1971
Victoria Hutson Huntley studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art, and the Art Students League. At the League, she studied see more . . .
American, b. 1948
Peter Jogo was born in Deposit, New York in 1948. He studied at the State University of New York at Albany and received a Master of Fine Arts degree at Cornell University. For much of his life, see more . . .
he has lived and worked in Pennsylvania, which has provided the inspiration for many of his nocturnes.
The mezzotints and pastels by Jogo capture the silence and stillness possible in both rural and urban landscapes. With masterful use of the subtle tones, only possible with mezzotint, played against strong silhouettes and deep shadows, the artist develops evocative nocturnal settings. The soft, ethereal quality of the black and white provides a foundation on which the artist builds his multi-plate color mezzotints, allowing for a particular richness, depth and texture in the landscapes of rolling fields and open skies. The softness of his larger chalk pastels is a natural evolution from the mezzotint surface. Whether in the city or the country, Jogo’s landscapes create inviting spaces for pause and reflection.
Jogo has been awarded the Strathmore Award for Watercolor Excellence from the Butler Institute of American Art, purchase awards from the Pratt Graphics Center, DeCordova Museum, North Carolina Print and Drawing Society, the Print Club of Philadelphia, and the University of Wisconsin.
American, 1882 – 1971
Born in Tarrytown Heights, NY, Kent sought adventure in remote parts of Alaska, Greenland and Newfoundland. see more . . .
American, b. 1931
Robert Kipniss, an American painter and printmaker, was born in New York City. He studied at the Art Students League, New York City; see more . . .
Edward Landon studied at both the Hartford Art School and the Art Students League. He was a pioneer in elevating see more . . .
American, b. 1936
Evan Lindquist was born in Salina, Kansas, in 1936. He grew up in Emporia, Kansas, and is currently a full-time artist-printmaker in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He taught printmaking see more . . .
Honors include the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by The Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA); The Arkansas Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award; Emporia State University Distinguished Alumni Award. Lindquist was named to the Centennial list of 100 most distinguished faculty at Arkansas State University 1909-2009. He was honored as Outstanding Faculty Member at ASU and appointed First Chairman of the President’s Fellows. He founded the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition
Frank Martin was born in Dulwich, South London in 1921. In 1949, Martin became a freelance illustrator, wood engraver and commercial artist. His first commercial work was see more . . .
as a fashion illustrator for The Sunday Times(1949-50), after which he began a career as a book-illustrator, creating many illustrations for books and magazines as well as private clients.
In the 1970s and early 1980s Martin concentrated on limited edition prints and among his favourite subjects was cinema, especially the Hollywood musicals of the 1920s and 30s. He began the production of large linocuts, then woodcuts, etchings and drypoints, in color and monochrome, some of which he published himself, while others were published by galleries in Britain and the United States. These series of prints were sold in both countries and became much sought after.
Martin was elected a Member of the Society of Wood Engravers in 1952 (Honorary Secretary, 1952-59), a Member of the Society of Industrial Artists in 1959, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1961, an Honorary Academician of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Florence, Italy, in 1965, and a Member of the Graphic Design Board of the Council for National Academic Awards from 1977-1981.
Jean Michel Mathieux Marie
French, b. 1947
Mathieux-Marie studied architecture at the Paris Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 1972. In 1978, see more . . .
Born in Bredding, Germany in 1864, Mielatz emigrated to the United States as a young boy and studied at the Chicago School of Design. see more . . .
American, b. 1930
Born in Pennsylvania, Milton studied at VMI and completed his BFA and MFA at Yale University under Josef Albers and Gabor Peterdi. see more . . .
British, 1881 – 1943
After winning a scholarship in architectural studies to the Royal College of Art in 1900, Morley progressed through his training into a career in architecture. see more . . .
American, b. 1956
David Morrison received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985. His nature-based see more . . .
American, 1889 – 1971
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts and raised in nearby Billerica, Thomas Nason graduated from Tufts College and initially pursued a business career. see more . . .
American, 1857 – 1926
Born in Philadelphia, Joseph Pennell was an etcher, lithographer, illustrator, writer, teacher, and lecturer. He studied at the Pennsylvania see more . . .
American, b. 1924
Known for his depiction of nudes with almost clinical objectivity, Philip Pearlstein has been scrutinizing the body see more . . .
Belgian, b. 1961
Born in Charleroi, Belgium, Ravaux is an artist who mirrors her surroundings in the mezzotints she creates. She has portrayed see more . . .
American, b. 1928
Paul Resika was a student of abstract expressionism under Hans Hoffman. His eventual style would fall in the category of representational abstraction, see more . . .
English, b. 1927
Born in Coventry, England, Sadler trained in photography at the studios of Edward Eves in Leamington Spa. He has been involved see more . . .
Venezuelan, b. 1973
Souto received a BFA from Herron School of Art and a MFA from The Ohio State University. His honors include more than 45 national and international awards and see more . . .
American, 1906 – 1978
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Stow Wengenroth spent his life capturing the beauty and serenity of his region. He studied at the Art Students League and with Wayman Adams at see more . . .
the Grand Central School of Art. He produced his first print in 1931, a year in which he began his association with master printer, George Miller. That relationship lasted 30 years and helped to make the reputation of both men.
Wengenroth is considered a master lithographer because of his impeccable craftsmanship and the rich tonalities for his landscapes. Andrew Wyeth once called Wengenroth “America’s greatest artist working in black and white.”
American, 1900 – 1968
A descendent of the artist, Benjamin West, Levon West was born in South Dakota. Following a degree in economics and business administration at the University of Minnesota, see more . . .