Plant Forms by Doris Seidler

Plant Forms by Doris Seidler

Plant Forms

Doris Seidler

Title

Plant Forms

 
Artist

Doris Seidler

  1912 - 2010 (biography)
Year
1954  
Technique
aquatint, etching and engraving (gouger) 
Image Size
17 x 13 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
proof. ed. 25 
Annotations
titled, lower left; dated, lower right & inscribed "Atelier 17 & coll DS" 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DOS118 
Price
$2,000.00 
Description

Doris Seidler and her family 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 intaglio Seidler used a combination of etching, aquatint, gouger and burin engraving to achieve a broad variety of lines, tones, and textures.

Doris' son, David Seidler, went on to become a screenwriter, winning an Oscar for his screenplay "The King's Speech", based in his own experiences with stammering which developed when the family came to America by ship during WWII.