Forest Murmurs, 2017
Solarplate (printed intaglio and relief).
Edition of 12 (variable).
26.5 x 22 inches.
Donated by the artist.
About the Artist
Artist website: danwelden.com
Dan Welden is a master printmaker, painter, educator and author. He has been making prints and works on paper for over 50 years. His work has been shown in over 80 international solo exhibitions in museums and galleries and over 700 group exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Peru. His work is in many public and private collections throughout the country including the Amity Art Foundation, Darien, CT; Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; Portland Museum of Art, OR; and Temple University, Philadelphia, PA among many others.
As the Director of Hampton Editions, Ltd. in Sag Harbor, Long Island, he has collaborated with artists Robert Dash, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Jimmy Ernst, James Brooks, Dan Flavin, Esteban Vicente, William King, Ibram Lassaw, Kurt Vonnegut, Alfonso Ossorio, Jane Freilicher, David Salle, Eric Fischl, Linda Benglis, Jack Youngerman and many others.
Dan is an innovator at the forefront of the alternative health and safety oriented movement of printmaking, and the originator of a technique called Solarplate. Dan and Pauline Muir co-authored Printmaking in the Sun’ (Watson Guptill, 2001), a comprehensive manual of Solarplate methods and is currently working on a new edition. Dan also produced an instructional film in 2005 by the same name.
As a teacher, Dan continues to inspire students around the world in workshops where he demonstrates how to make Solarplates and print both intaglio and relief plates.