Reflections III by Doris Seidler

Reflections III by Doris Seidler

Reflections III

Doris Seidler

Title

Reflections III

 
Artist

Doris Seidler

  1912 - 2010 (biography)
Year
1978  
Technique
etching, soft-ground and aquatint. 
Image Size
24 1/8 x 17 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
2 of 10  
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Arches France wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DOS134 
Price
$2,500.00 
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 and spontaneity, combined with various intaglio techniques, to attack the plate and arrive at the completed composition. In order to create this large, gestural, abstract expressionist intaglio Seidler used a combination of etching, aquatint, and soft-ground etching 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.