Nocturnal Images by Dick Swift

Nocturnal Images by Dick Swift

Nocturnal Images

Dick Swift

Title

Nocturnal Images

 
Artist

Dick Swift

  1918 - 2010 (biography)
Year
1967  
Technique
color viscosity intaglio 
Image Size
10 7/8 x 7 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
artist’s proof XX/XX 
Annotations
titled; also annotated “mine” along lower sheet edge 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DSW104 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Color, texture, and an eye for elegant composition illustrate how Swift's unique approach to the intaglio processes made him a master of the technique.

Los Angeles area printmaker Dick Swift was another printmaker who studied with S. W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris, experimenting with many of the intaglio innovations that were being developed there, including soft-ground, shaped plates and viscosity (simultaneous color) printing. Swift went on to teach printmaking and many of those methods at the University of Long Beach, California for 30 years.

"Nocturnal Imagery" was created not long after his work at the Atelier 17 in Paris in 1964-'65. Whether he worked in color or black and white, Swift's grasp of technique made his work inimitable.