The Rainmaker (Rainmaker) by Bernard Childs

The Rainmaker (Rainmaker) by Bernard Childs

The Rainmaker (Rainmaker)

Bernard Childs

Title

The Rainmaker (Rainmaker)

 
Artist

Bernard Childs

  1910 - 1985 (biography)
Year
1955  
Technique
power tool and burin engraving 
Image Size
6 7/8 x 12 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
35 of 35  
Annotations
pencil dated after signature & titled; also inscribed in lower right corner of the paper: "Imprime par l'auteur" 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory Arches wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
JC162 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description

"Rainmaker," one of Childs' most exhibited color intaglios, was originally commissioned by Contemporary Gallery in New York. The gallery owner, Margaret Lowengrund, died before the payment was made and the prints were returned to the artist by the estate.

Childs used a copper plate which he engraved with power drills, burrs, saws and a burin. He referred to this as a "power dry point." The color was achieved with four inks that were printed in a single pass. Colors will vary slightly from impression to impression.

"Rainmaker" was done in an edition of 35 plus a number of artist's proofs and trial proofs. It is illustrated in a number of publications.