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for a discussion of my own drypoint prints and techniques.
Some printmakers who have used drypoint
Drypoint technique appears to have been invented by the Housebook Master, a south German 15th-century artist, all of whose prints are in drypoint only. See google images of his prints.
- Albrecht Dürer produced 3 drypoints before abandoning the technique (Google images)
- Rembrandt used drypoint frequently, but usually in conjunction with etching and engraving. (Google images)
- Alex Katz used drypoint with aquatint to create several of his famous works, such as “Sunny” and “The Swimmer”.
- Mary Cassatt used drypoint and aquatint with various colours.
- Pablo Picasso, 1909, Two Nude Figures (Deux figures nues), steel-faced drypoint on Arches laid paper, 13 x 11 cm
- David Brown Milne is credited as the first to produce coloured drypoints by the use of multiple plates, one for each colour. (See Google images)
- Louise Bourgeois produced powerful autobiographical images in drypoint.
Contemporary printmakers whose drypoints I very much admire include:
- Iona Howard with monoprint and carborundum
- Ross Loveday with monoprint and carborundum
- Michael Kihlman‘s photorealistic work (See Google images)
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Cohen, J. (ed.) (1995) Picasso: Inside the Image, London: Thames & Hudson.
Coppel, S., (1998) Picasso and Printmaking in Paris, London: South BGank Publishing.
Griffiths, A., (1980) Prints and Printmaking: An introduction to the history and techniques, London: British Museum Press.
Malbert, R., (2016) Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical prints, London: Hayward Publishing.
Marquis, A., (2018) Marcellin Desboutin, Cambridge: Fitzwilliam Museum.
Martin, J., (1993) The Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques, London: Quarto Publishing.
Muller-Westermann, I. (ed.) (2015) Louise Bourgeois: I Have Been to Hell and Back, Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag.
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Stobart, J., (2001) Printmaking for Beginners, London: A&C Black.
Wye, D., (2017) Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, New York: MoMA.