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Description

Polish-born printmaker Krystyna Smiechowska draws her inspiration from ancient maps and inscriptions and Slavic manuscripts from the High Middle Ages.  She constructs abstract works in which the ancient writings and runes are integrated into the drawing and confer an aura of mystery to the work.

Smiechowska is a master engraver, but her works often combine several modes of expression, such as etching and aquatint, and are often made on previously embossed papers.

Smiechowska was particularly active in the 1960s and 1970s, including important shows at the Regency Gallery in Brussels in 1968 and the Georgetown Graphics Gallery in Washington DC in 1971.  She participated in 1973 at the Biennale de Paris.

Additional information

Medium

Engraving, Intaglio

Signing, Dating, and Titling

Framing

Condition

Excellent Condition

Date

Type

Modern Print-Makers, Washington Artists

Details

Medium:
Intaglio print from an engraving, colored by hand
Date:
ca. 1970
Signature:
Hand-signed and dated in pencil by the artist en recto lower right. Editioned (A.P.) en recto lower left.
Edition:
An artist’s proof preceding the edition of 50.
Framing:
Price includes framing in black ash behind UV-Filter Plexiglass.  All conservation materials.
Condition:
Tape residue from hinges on rear are faintly visible on front face at top 1.25″ of paper. Light toning around image.
Framed Size:
32 in. (h) x 26 in. (w)
Plate Size:
30 in. (h) x 22 in. (w)

Price & Purchase

Price:
$1,450