(Seated woman) by Henry Neil Rasmusen

(Seated woman) by Henry Neil Rasmusen

(Seated woman)

Henry Neil Rasmusen

Title

(Seated woman)

 
Artist
Year
1935  
Technique
additive oil base monotype with drawing 
Image Size
10 7/8 x 5 5/8" image 
Signature
ink, upper left 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
dated "35" in upper left, in ink 
Reference
 
Paper
cream laid with partial watermark 
State
unique 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
16378 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Henry Neil Rasmusen is the author of 'Printmaking With Monotype', Chilton Company, 1960, a comprehensive book detailing numerous monotype techniques.

Curator/print historian Joann Moser comments on page 150 of 'Singular Impressions: the Monotype in America':

"The seeds of the contemporary monotype phenomenon were planted in 1960, beginning with the publication of Henry Rasmusen's 'Printmaking with Monotype'. The book summarized the history of the medium from Castiglione to contemporary practitioners, providing a historical context for the work of several highly respected artists and conferring on the medium the stamp of legitimacy and tradition that it had previously lacked."

To achieve this monoype Rasmusen has used the "additive method", which he describes on pages 115 through 123. He used a scratch drawing, adding thick, viscous inks, scratching back into the plate, which has perforated the paper in a few places.