Collection Spotlight: Snow Does, Carol Wax

Carol Wax, Snow Does, 1995, mezzotint engraving. Block Museum, 1995.78. © Carol Wax. Original limited edition of 100 impressions published by Stone and Press Gallery, New Orleans, LA.

Carol Wax (American, b. 1953) is one of the foremost artists working in the medium of mezzotint printmaking. Mezzotint is a laborious form of intaglio printing in which the artist uses a metal tool with small teeth, commonly referred to as a “rocker,” to create pits, or burrs, on a metal plate that will hold […]

Collection Spotlight: The Peaceable Kingdom, Fritz Eichenberg

Fritz Eichenberg, The Peaceable Kingdom·Isaiah 11:6–8, 1950, wood engraving. Block Museum, 1992.48. © Fritz Eichenberg Trust/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Fritz Eichenberg (American, b. German, 1901–1990) was one of the most prolific printmakers of the 20th-century, making wood engravings for newspapers, children’s books, classic literature, and social justice movements. Born to a Jewish family in Cologne, Germany, Eichenberg saw firsthand the devastation caused by World War I, which crafted his pacifist, antiwar sentiments. And when […]