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Title
Repose
Artist
Reynold Weidenaar
Medium
Mezzotint
Edition
250
Plate size
10 1/2" height X 12 3/4" width
Paper size
12 7/8" height X 15" width
Signed
"Reynold Weidenaar A.N.A." in graphite at viewer's lower right margin
Date of creation
1951
Published by
Associated American Artists
Condition
Excellent
Description
Mezzotint- intaglio image-making technique in which the plate is worked from dark tones to light. The surface is first roughened with a mezzotint rocker or roulette so that, if inked, it would print a rich, solid black. The areas that are not to print are
Provenance
Consigned by a sensitive local attorney
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About The Repose
One of two nudes this artist produced, Repose is a vehicle of contemplation, celebrating the beauty of a female form.
About Reynold Weidenaar
Reynold Weidenaar was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11/17/1915, and died there on 4/23/1985. He lived most of his life in west Michigan, with brief residencies away in Wisconsin, Kansas City, Missouri and in old Mexico (on a Guggenheim fellowship). There is an archival collection of 900+ states and finals of his intaglio works in the permanent collection of the Public Museum of Grand Rapids. That collection (The Betty and Jay Van Andel Archival Collection of Weidenaar Art), additionally includes almost all of the artist's cancelled plates and the press he used to produce prints. Weidenaar enrolled at the Kansas City Art Institute and began printmaking in 1939. From a need to work to support himself, Weidenaar worked at a job during the day and made prints on the school's press at night. He seldom was able to attend classes, but the greater benefit afforded by the school was access to a press. He produced a significant small percentage of his total life's work during that one year in Kansas City. He won national awards while still a first year student there. Returning to Michigan, he married, fathered three children and diligently labored at recording his visions. He quickly achieved fame and acclaim. He received a long list of honors and awards and was elected to membership in the National Academy and later was elevated to its highest rank--that of full academician. excerpted from www.AskArt.com
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