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Current Ways with Color Prints

March 09 – March 31, 1953

 
 
Max Kahn
Sleeping Child
Lithograph- Three stones. Three proofs and the final print.
 
Max Kahn
Ride by the Black Moon
Lithograph- Three stones.
 
Alice Mason
Memory of an Old Garden
Lithograph- One stone. Mezzotint with scratch work.
 
Alice Mason
Michigan Forrest
Lithograph- Three stones.

Proofs from stones 2 an d 3; print from 1, 2, and 3, showing transparent mezzotint on the first stone; the final print, with overprint of green.
 
Alice Mason
Sassafras
Lithograph- Two stones.

Proof from stone 2; the tusch painting. The final print; tusch painting printed over semi-transparent mezzotint ground.
 
Alice Mason
Late Summer
Lithograph- Four stones.
 
Alice Mason
Fungus Growth
Lithograph- Five stones.
 
Vera Berdich
Time Being Day by Day 1953
Color Etching from One Plate

The final color print, and two earlier states printed black. Lift-ground aquatint, soft-ground, and line etching, with some engraving and mezzotint.
 
Vera Berdich
Time Different from the Present 1949
Color Etching from One Plate

The final color print, and an earlier state printed in black. Aquatint, soft-ground, line etching, and some engraving.
 
Vera Berdich
The Blue Door 1948
Color Etching from One Plate

The copper plate and the final color print, with two of the earlier states. Soft-ground etching with actual leaves, aquatint, line etching, and bite-out for high relief.
 
Frances Foy
Rubrum Lilies 1952
Serigraph
 
Rowena Fry
Garden in Winter
Serigraph
 
Warrington Colescott
Naked Dance
Serigraph
 
Grace Spongberg
Open Shutters
Serigraph
 
Ethel Spears
Winter
Serigraph
 
Ethel Spears
Punch and Judy Show, Tuileries Gardens, Paris
Serigraph
 
Max Kahn
Singing Birds
Woodcut- from three blocks. The final print and two of the blocks. The yellow (tone) block is carved on the back of the black (key) block.
 
Charles Smith
Moving Shapes
Block painting- (Wall of outer office)
 
Fred Biesel
Butterflies
Linoleum cuts from one block
 
Fred Biesel
Fish
Linoleum cuts from one block- The print of block.
 
Fred Biesel
Convention of Birds
Linoleum cuts from one block- Impressions printed in different colors.
 
Fred Biesel
Flower Patterns (in case)
Linoleum cuts from one block

Five working drawings leading to the final design traced on the block; an impression of the final print in brown on colored paper; and two proofs in different colors, on papers of varied hues and textures.
 
Roland Ginzel
The Insect
Color Etchings from Multiple Plates

The working design in colored inks; six proofs from the color plates; the black plate, and the final color print. Aquatint and line etching, soft-ground, stippled hard-ground, scraping, engraving, hand drill, and punch work. Metal leaf applied by hand.
 
Roland Ginzel
The Equinox
Color Etchings from Multiple Plates

The final color print, with two proofs from the black plate. A variety of inaglio processes were used. Compared the wall chart with analysis of The Insect.
 
Seong Moy
Dancer in Motion
Woodcuts- Printed in ten colors from four blocks.
 
Seong Moy
Study of Kuang Kung 1952
Woodcuts- Study of Kuang Kung. From two blocks.
 
Adya Yunkers
Head of a Traveller
Woodcut- Printed in twenty-two colors from seven blocks
 
Adya Yunkers
Miss Ever-Ready
Woodcut
 
Gabor Peterdi
Sunken Treasures
Color etchings- etching, relief-bitten
 
Gabor Peterdi
Sponge Fisher
Color etching
 
Richard Guy Walton
The Malefactors
Thirteen from a series of sixteen paintings in which the artist has incorporated some graphic processes to achieve the textures and effects desired.
 
Adrian Troy
Rupestrian Africa
Linoleum Cut- Printed from one block. Colors are applied to block by hand. No press is used; impressions are hand rubbed.
 

   
   
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