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A work made of photo-etching, aquatint, lift ground and etching, from two plates, in black on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of photo-etching, aquatint, lift ground and etching, from two plates, in black on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1963

Artist:

James Valerio
American, born 1938

About this artwork

James Valerio made this print while working over a plate that had been discarded by the Chicago commercial printer R. R. Donnelley and supplied to him by his teacher, Vera Berdich. He reworked the original plate depicting an old house, which appeared bug-infested, emphasizing the marginal images of insects. Berdich consistently offered Valerio hard but honest criticism, which kept him interested in returning to her class. In addition, later in life, she continued to provide verbal support and encouragement for his art.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

James Valerio

Title

Untitled

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1963

Medium

Photo-etching, aquatint, lift ground and etching, from two plates, in black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Image/plate: 33 × 45.5 cm (13 × 17 15/16 in.); Sheet: 37.2 × 50.5 cm (14 11/16 × 19 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Vera Berdich

Reference Number

2010.824

Extended information about this artwork

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