|Book Escape 8×10 drypoint engraving with watercolor (process shots & video are below)|
|Mona & Karin 17 7/8 x 11 13/16 Watercolor by Anders Zorn
of his mother and half sister done in 1885
|The Waltz 13 1/4 x 8 15/16 Etching by Anders Zorn|
|Pulling the drypoint after a spin through the press|
|The finished drypoint plate, on a stack of paper torn to size, ready for inking & printing|
|Using a scribe to engrave crosshatching in the surface of the plexiglass – which
will hold a lot of ink and create some nice darks.
|A small edition of 10 prints, drying in the studio|
|You can see a 3.5 minute video of this print being made on my youtube channel here.|
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Zorn had to overcome a certain amount of xenophobia to break into the French art word. “The press reported stories such as a bas les estrangers,’ ” he wrote in his autobiographical notes. “In one of those long, anonymous articles there was no doubt that I was being targeted. Under these conditions, we foreigners stuck close together. My countrymen and other Scandinavians, along with Americans, were the closest the most sympathetic. ” As for the Societe des Peintres-Graveurs Francais, foreign artists such as Haden, Alphonse Legros, Joseph Pennell, and James McNeil Whistler were strictly excluded from membership but were allowed to show their work by special invitation. Camille Pissarro, a Danish citizen by virtue of his birth in St. Thomas, then a possession of Denmark, was so incensed at being branded an “alien” that he vowed to reject any invitation to show with the group. He joined forces with Mary Cassatt, another castoff who had also shown with the Peinters-Graveurs before its official incorporation, in a two person exhibit mounted in adjoining rooms at Durand-Ruel to coincide with the 1891 show of the “patriots”, as he sarcastically referred to the societaires.
Anders Zorn – Sweden’s Master Painter -from an essay on his printmaking by James A. Ganz