Oct 15, 2020
Oct 15, 2020




Stanley William Hayter

(British, 1901–1988)

Color engraving, softground etching, and screenprint

Image: 22.7 x 18.9 cm (8 15/16 x 7 7/16 in.); Sheet: 40 x 30 cm (15 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.)

Gift of Peter N. Leicht and Derrick B. Strobl in honor of their parents Peter Leicht, Mary E. Leicht and Carole L. Strobl 2020.412

Catalogue raisonné: Black and Moorhead 132

Edition: 4/50

Impression: 4


Did you know?

At the time when Stanley William Hayter made this print, screenprint was used relatively rarely for artistic purposes.


Stanley William Hayter is recognized within the history of printmaking as among the most innovative and experimental practitioners of intaglio techniques. After moving to New York from Paris in 1939, he developed a style influenced by Surrealism which proliferated at the time among New York School painters. This print features abstracted layers of color and line and was the first in which the artist used screenprint. This technique rarely appeared alongside etching and engraving, and Hayter used the contrast between the two media to dramatic effect.

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