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 . . .
Albert W. Barker
Barker was born in Chicago where his parents were visiting on business, but his true home was Moylan, Pennsylvania. see more . . .
In 1926, Barker discovered lithography and an ability to do on stone what he was doing with charcoal. In 1927, he met master lithographer, Bolton Brown, with whom he studied and became devoted to lithography. He was intent on recording the landscapes and farms of his native area. In 1934, he was given a solo show at the Smithsonian.
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.
Born in London, Daniels attended the Willesden School of Art, the Slade School of Fine Art, London University and Brighton College of Art. see more . . .
American, 1903 – 1980
Born in Philadelphia, DeMartelly studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Academia delle Belle Arte 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 . . .
American, 1910 – 1981
Born in Philadelphia, Hirsch studied at the Philadelphia College of Art and later with George Luks. 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 . . .
Armin Landeck was born in 1905 in Crandon, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from Columbia University in 1927, see more . . .
Landeck began printmaking while still at Columbia University, and bought a second-hand press from the Kelton Company that he used to pull his first print in 1927. He married the same year and spent the following year and a half on his honeymoon traveling and studying the art and architecture of Europe, drawing and etching plates along the way. In 1929 when he returned to New York, he was unable to get a job at an architectural firm, and he moved his family to East Cornwall, Connecticut. He decided to devote his time to printmaking and teaching. In 1931, he was offered a teaching position at the Brearly School and remained there until his retirement in 1958.
Having gained an affinity for teaching, in the fall of 1934 he, along with Martin Lewis, opened the School for Printmakers at George Miller’s lithography studio. However, the school only remained open through the winter of 1935 due to the economic climate. From 1934-1942, Landeck was very productive, creating cityscapes representing a lonely and barren New York City. These won him popular and critical acclaim and established his reputation as a skillful printmaker. In 1940 he met Stanley William Hayter who invited him to his workshop Atelier 17, where Landeck learned engraving and the use of the burin. He produced his first copper engraving at this time. During the following ten years, he continued to use drypoint and etching in his prints as well as pure copper engraving, but engraving would become his preferred medium. He won fourteen awards during this time, including three for his print Rooftop.
In the 1950s his work became more abstract, and Landeck used larger plates to achieve bold, compelling lines, but realism was always at the base of his work. In 1953, he received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship to work in Europe. He spent most of his time in Paris, where he used Hayter’s studio and press at Atelier 17. Landeck continued to produce prints until the last years of his life, which include scenes of New York City, his greatest source of inspiration. He was elected a National Academician, a Guggenheim fellow, a member of the Society of American Etchers and Society of American Graphic Artists. Armin passed away in 1984.
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, 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 . . .
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 . . .
Sir Frank Short
Sir Frank Short originally trained as an engineer but left this line of work to pursue a career as an artist. He attended evening classes see more . . .
Short exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1885 and 1904. He won two gold medals for engraving at the Paris Salon in 1889 and 1900. Soon after this he became a teacher of etching and was professor of engraving at the Royal College of Art between 1913 and 1924. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (now the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers) in 1885, becoming its President between 1910 and 1938. Short was Master of the Art Workers’ Guild in 1901and an Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1906, where he became Treasurer from 1919 until 1932. He was knighted in 1911 and was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1917.
Short lived and worked in London and Sussex for most of his life. He was considered one of the leading figures in the field of etching and engraving in the early 20th century, responsible for reviving interest in mezzotint and aquatint techniques.
American, b. 1951
Larry Welo has been creating etchings since the early 1970s. A graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Welo operated see more . . .