About The Artist:
1944 Born in Madras, India 1945-1964 Lives in Egypt and Australia 1964-1969 The Byam Shaw School of Painting & Drawing, London 1969-1971 The New York Studio School, New York 1970 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine The artist lives and works in New York State. A major figure in what has been called both new expressionism and the figurative expressionism movement, Richard Bosman's arresting images are often enigmatic...
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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.