Tag Archives: woodblock prints

The Resurgence of Relief Printing in Early 20th Century America: Woodcuts

Relief prints use the raised relief of a printing matrix, such as a block of wood, to carry the ink to make prints.  A rubber stamp is essentially a relief print.  If you made prints as a kindergartener by carving a potato with a plastic knife, you have made a relief print.  Woodcut is the oldest printmaking technique and was popular in both Asia and in Europe.  It predates the year 1,000 AD. 

In Western art, as early as the 16th century printmakers like Albrecht Dürer saw the short comings of the technique, compared to the slightly newer technique of engraving and intaglio printing.… Read More

Greenwich Talk & Fine Art Consignment Day | March 2019

Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, in Partnership with The Greenwich Arts Council Present:

PRINTS AT AUCTION: A Presentation by Robin S.R. Starr

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 | 7PM

Robin S.R. Starr, Director of American & European Works of Art, will present on why one collects prints, a discussion about the rudiments of print media and issues that affect value, plus expert advice on the art of buying fine art prints and multiples.… Read More

Hasui and His Contemporaries: An Extraordinary Collection

We are honored to present “Hasui and His Contemporaries” at auction on November 22, 2014 in Boston. Dr. Irwin J. Pachter’s extraordinary collection features pre-earthquake and pre-war prints by renowned Japanese painter and printmaker Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). Sadly, Dr. Pachter passed away on September 4, 2014 at the age of 89.

“Kawasi Hasui and His Contemporaries: The Shin Hanga (New Print) Movement in Landscape Art” was first exhibited at the Everson Museum of Art in 1986, and then traveled to the University of Michigan Museum of Art.… Read More