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The Silence of a Scream

A work made of gelatin silver liquid emulsion, and etching, inked à la poupée, on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver liquid emulsion, and etching, inked à la poupée, on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1966

Artist:

Keith Smith
American, born 1938

About this artwork

An important, widely exhibited artist and teacher, Keith Smith studied with Vera Berdich at a time when she was focused on finding a way to apply her own emulsion to etching plates. After she discovered a Kodak product to use for this purpose, Smith continued to help her perfect the process, making his own work with these materials at the same time. These prints, made during that moment, betray a sophistication that foreshadows his ultimate professional success.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Keith Smith

Title

The Silence of a Scream

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1966

Medium

Gelatin silver liquid emulsion, and etching, inked à la poupée, on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Image/plate: 19.8 × 30.1 cm (7 13/16 × 11 7/8 in.); Sheet: 27 × 39.5 cm (10 11/16 × 15 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Vera Berdich

Reference Number

2010.822

Extended information about this artwork

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