We hop across the pond to visit with one of Americas finest etchers. #ArthurWilliamHeintzelmann (1891-1965) was born in Newark, New Jersey. He studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1921 Heintzelmann moved to Paris. There he met #EugeneDelatre who became his printer/publisher and also instructed him in the intricacies of fine arts printmaking. He moved to Switzerland in 1931 and later returned to the USA in 1934. Heintzelmann became the Keeper of Prints at the Boston Public Library in 1941 and held the position until his retirement in 1960.
I acquired ‘Old man in Italian cap’ last week. It displays Heintzelmanns’ superb technique. A very nice impression. It is no wonder that he is considered one of the greatest etchers of the 20th century.