Fragments Revealed by Doris Seidler

Fragments Revealed by Doris Seidler

Fragments Revealed

Doris Seidler

Title

Fragments Revealed

 
Artist

Doris Seidler

  1912 - 2010 (biography)
Year
1952  
Technique
burin engraving, etching and aquatint 
Image Size
11 13/16 x 10" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
5 of 10  
Annotations
dated, titled and editioned in pencil; state annnotation on verso. 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy, cream wove Rives 
State
ii/iii 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DOS103 
Price
$2,200.00 
Description

Doris Seidler arrived in the US in 1940 from England where she began to study printmaking with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in New York and spent almost 10 years working there.

Most of the printmakers at Atelier 17 were concentrating on immediacy, spontaneity combined with various intaglio techniques to create the composition. For this inaglio Seidler used a combination of etching, aquatint and burin engraving to achieve the broad variety of lines, tones, and textures.

When Seidler showed Hayter the first state of this print he suggested that it was very good but that she should now "destroy" the plate using various techniques. This print is the result of that further working. There is a third state titled "Garden of Dreams".