“Krzyż (The Cross)” ~ Jerzy Hulewicz, 1918.
“Closed Ward (Figure Fixed on Figure Falling)”
Michael Mazur. Etching and acquatint on white wove paper (1965).
Michael Mazur / Wiki… Michael Mazur (1935-2009) was an American artist. He was described by William Grimes of The New York Times as “a restlessly inventive printmaker, painter, and sculptor.”Born and raised in New York City, Mazur attended the Horace Mann School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in 1958, then studied art at Yale. Mazur first gained notice for his series of lithographs and etchings of inmates in a mental asylum, which resulted in two publications, “Closed Ward” and “Locked Ward.” Over the years, he moved easily between printmaking and painting, and between the figure and abstraction. His series of large-scale prints for Dante’s Inferno won critical acclaim, and were the subject of a traveling exhibition organized by the University of Iowa in 1994. In recent years, he concentrated on creating large, lyrical paintings which make use of his free, gestural brushwork and a varied palette.
“Jesus falls the first time: Station III”
Sybil Andrews, Canadian, born England 1898-1992.
Linocut in colours on Japan paper, numbered 8/60, 1962.