Crystal by Shirley E. Witebsky

Crystal by Shirley E. Witebsky

Crystal

Shirley E. Witebsky

Title

Crystal

 
Artist
Year
c. 1960  
Technique
color viscosity etching 
Image Size
17 x 11 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
A/P (artist's proof) color trial proof. 
Annotations
titled and editioned in pencil; "Imp. by the artist" 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white Arches 
State
proof 
Publisher
Guilde de la Gravure 
Inventory ID
15657 
Price
$1,200.00 
Description

This is a color proof of "Crystal" which was published in Paris by the Guilde de la Gravure in an edition of 50.

Around 1952 Shirley Witebsky left for France to study with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 where she met fellow printmaker Krishna Reddy. They were later married and she and Krishna returned to the United States. Witebsky died just short of her forty first birthday.

Witebsky's graphic work was sold through Roten Galleries, based in Baltimore, Maryland, which sold original prints at universities throughout the United States from the 1950s through the mid 1970s. Because of this her work is represented in numerous university and private print collections throughout the country, including the collections of the California State University at Long Beach and Oregon State University.