My Boy by Mauricio Lasansky

My Boy by Mauricio Lasansky

My Boy

Mauricio Lasansky

Title

My Boy

 
Artist
Year
1947  
Technique
Color engraving, etching and aquatint with soft ground and electric stippler 
Image Size
17 x 14" platemark 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right 
Edition Size
unnumbered proof; Thein/Lasansky lists an edition of 35 
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
Thein/Lasansky 80, Zigrosser 76; U of I 1958, fig. 16 
Paper
heavy ivory wove 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18628 
Price
$4,000.00 
Description

Mauricio Lasansky's reputation as a creative teacher and printmaker in his own right had its beginnings with a stay of 8 months at Atelier 17 in New York in 1943 on a Guggenheim Fellowship. He traveled to New York from his native Argentina to study with S.W. Hayter, who helped him secure a teaching position at the University of Iowa, where he bacame a legend.

Like many of the Atelier 17 printmakers Lasansky wasn't hesitant to use multiple plates, and he often combined various tools in many of his compositions to achieve the texture and depth he was searching for. To create this image Lasansky used 5 different copper plates and numerous printmaking techniques.

Thein/Lasansky notes that there are possibly 6 states (3 are illustrated). Lasansky used both traditional engraving and engraving with an electric stippler in combination with etching and aquatint to create this print.

"My Boy" is illustrated in full color and as a full page in the Thein/Lasansky catalogue raisonné.