About The Artist:
Anton Schutz was born in Berndorf, Germany of Franco-German parents. At first Schutz studied mathematics and engineering before serving in the German Army during WWI. After the war he attended the University of Munich and the Royal Academy of Fine Art from which he received degrees in Engineering and Architecture. While still in Germany he established himself as a known etcher of landscapes and cities. In 1924 Schutz emigrated to New York, where...
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About The Medium:
The printing process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. In traditional pure etching, a metal (usually copper, zinc or steel) plate is covered with a waxy ground which is resistant to acid. The artist then scratches off the ground with a pointed etching needle where they want a line to appear in the finished piece, exposing the bare metal. The plate is then put through a high-pressure printing press together with a sheet of paper (often moistened to soften it). The paper picks up the ink from the etched lines, making a print.