Tag Archives: etching

The Treasure Hunt: Part VII

Printmaking in the United Kingdom has a long and rich history, starting with the utilization of the letterpress. After Germany’s Johannes Gutenberg invented the “moveable type” printing press in 1439, Britain- industrious to the last- wasted no time in replicating … Continue reading

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Print fairs, renovations, etc.

As fall approaches, we’re gearing up for one of the print world’s biggest events: New York Print Week. We have been attending for over 20 years, and always look forward to meeting new collectors, artists, and dealers, as well as … Continue reading

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Georg Brochner and the Golden Books

Some time ago, the Annex Galleries acquired a collection of small works on paper, with a tremendous range of styles and subject matter, showcasing various late 19th and early 20th century European artists. They came bound in a number of … Continue reading

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Sound and Abstraction

As the early half of the 20th century underwent a massive reevaluation of self expression, artists from every sector of the art world began to look to one another for inspiration. Performance art emerged as a revolutionary new form of … Continue reading

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James D. Smillie, 1833 – 1909: A lifetime of engraving

Today’s blog features a member of the 19th century’s most famous family of etchers, James David Smillie. James David Smillie first earned his reputation as an etcher, but later became equally well known for his landscape watercolors.  He began etching … Continue reading

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