Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing: A Complete Guide to the Medium

by Susan Schwalb, Tom Mazzullo

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ISBN-13: 9780815365907
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/04/2019
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Susan Schwalb is one of the foremost figures in the current silverpoint revival. She was born in New York City in 1944 and studied at Carnegie-Mellon University. She has had over 50 solo exhibitions in galleries and museums world-wide, and her work is represented in most major public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the British Museum, London. Schwalb was one of only three living artists included in the historical metalpoint exhibition Drawing with Silver and Gold: From Leonardo to Jasper Johns at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. She lives in New York City.

Tom Mazzullo was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1968, and attended Tyler School of Art, where he was awarded a BFA in Printmaking in 1990. He earned an MFA from Syracuse University in 1993 and has taught drawing at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, the University of Denver and the Art Students League of Denver, and he has lectured and demonstrated silverpoint all over the country. He has exhibited his silverpoint drawings in museums and galleries nationwide, has work in several notable collections, and is a member of Spark Gallery, Denver. He lives in Westminster, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Bruce Weber

Preface: Why Metalpoint Now?

Introduction: What is Silverpoint and Metalpoint?


Chapter 1: The History of Metalpoint As a Drawing Technique

by Thea Burns

Chapter 2: Tools, Metals, and Tarnishing


Chapter 3: Grounds, Preparation, and Supports


Chapter 4: Drawing with Metalpoint


Chapter 5: Mixed Media

by Carol Prusa


Chapter 6: Storing, Framing, Photographing, and Shipping Metalpoint Work


Chapter 7: Contemporary Metalpoint Drawing


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