Totem by Doris Seidler

Totem by Doris Seidler

Totem

Doris Seidler

Title

Totem

 
Artist

Doris Seidler

  1912 - 2010 (biography)
Year
1973  
Technique
collagraph 
Image Size
19 13/16 x 4 15/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4/X 
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DOS135 
Price
$2,200.00 
Description
Doris had been an amateur artist before her marriage and, in her husband's absences, Hayter accepted her as a pupil in his wartime art classes, teaching the approach of Atelier 17, and then in the New York studio, which he had opened at the end of the war. In pupillage to Hayter she learned not only the diverse techniques of gravure, but a philosophy centred on Hayter's overriding principle, "adequate motive", which means that superb skills are not enough.