Eve, from the "La Genèse" by Jennifer Dickson

Eve, from the La Genèse by Jennifer Dickson

Eve, from the "La Genèse"

Jennifer Dickson

Title

Eve, from the "La Genèse"

 
Artist

Jennifer Dickson

  1936 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1965  
Technique
etching, with flomaster resist, stop-out, deep etching 
Image Size
19 1/2 x 19 5/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
19 of 50  
Annotations
pencil titled, lower center margin; dated '65 after the signature 
Reference
Zwemmer catalogue 9; Birmingham Museums, accession # 1997P13.9 
Paper
heavy ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Editions Alecto Ltd., London 
Inventory ID
PAMI106 
Price
$900.00 
Description

The ten color etchings of 'La Genèse' or 'Genesis' were executed during the time of Dickson's pregnancy in 1964-65. The symbolism of each image evolved in the sequence in which they finally appeared in the portfolio, beginning with 'L'Origine' (In the Beginning) and concluding with 'Le Septième Jour' (The Seventh Day).

As a result of Dickson's "Prix des Jeuners Artistes" award for engraving at the 1963 Biennale de Paris the "Genesis Suite" was created for the Prizewinners Salon at the Biennale de Paris for 1965 and was exhibited there.

South African born Canadian citizen Jennifer Dickson worked with Stanley William Hayter at the experimental printmaking collective Atelier 17 in Paris where simultaneous color printing, also sometimes called "viscosity printing was developed. Her work has been included in over 400 international exhibitions.