Gift exchanges are among the most intimate ways that artists participate in print collecting. Personalized with the recipient’s name and other inscriptions, gifted pieces document friendships and professional camaraderie while providing insight into the social complexities of viewership. Three etchings presented by B. J. O. Nordfeldt (1878–1955) to fellow etcher Bertha E. Jaques (1863–1941), now part of the permanent collection of the Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico, form an intriguing example. Embellished with notes and informal drawings, these impressions recall aesthetic trends associated with the Etching Revival while underscoring the often private nature of print consumption.
James Smillie Engraves a Voyage of Life
- by Andrew Raftery
- Original and reproductive steel engravings.
Norman Ackroyd’s Collectors
- by Patricia Emison
- A diverse group collects prints by this British artist.
- by Robert Fucci
- An exhibition of works by the legendary Dutch artist.
Prix de Print No. 23: Recent Antiquities by Cooper Holoweski
- by Paul Coldwell
- A contemporary reflection on Piranesi's Antiquities of Rome.
- by Julie Warchol
- New editions published by Tandem Press, Madison.