About The Artist:
Elias M. Grossman
Elias M. Grossman, the Jewish-American artist who today holds a very important place in American art as a painter and engraver, the son of Kobrin, close to Bialystok, who has now received the Washington Art Museum prize for his painting, the “Western Wall,” belonged to those who undertook that road. In America Elias Grossman arrived as a son of an immigrant at the age of thirteen, his father immigrated to America years before but did...
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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.