Abstract Form with Small Egg by Glen Earl Alps

Abstract Form with Small Egg by Glen Earl Alps

Abstract Form with Small Egg

Glen Earl Alps

Title

Abstract Form with Small Egg

 
Artist

Glen Earl Alps

  1914 - 1996 (biography)
Year
1948  
Technique
mixed technique intaglio 
Image Size
17 5/8 x 12 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Ed/10 
Annotations
pencil titled, dated & editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21265 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Glen Alps studied with Mauricio Lasansky in Iowa, where he learned all the intaglio techniques that were being taught there in the 1940s.

This early (1948) abstraction of a pelican utelizes line etching, engraving, soft-ground etching, aquatint and open bite to create rich patterns, values and tones. The viewers eye moves from one element in the composition to another, each of interest, and then back to the whole composition, where everything comes together.

His early interest in experimental imagery led Alps to the method he coined the word for, "collagraph", which involved collaging elements to the intaglio plate, inking and printing them from both the intaglio and the surface, creating a print with a third dimension.