About The Artist:
Bernard Greenwald was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1941. He received his BFA from the Philadelphia Museum, College of Art and his MFA from Yale University School of Art & Architecture. He lives and paints in Red Hook, New York where he lives with his wife. About His Recent Landscape Work Bernard Greenwald makes paintings based on the landscape in the Hudson Valley, near to his home in Red Hook, New York. His primary concern is color and how...
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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.