Bill Ritchie art in Kansas
in the

The late Dr. John English
& Evonne English Collection

Homage to Hayter

Provenance: 2002. Print. Mixed media. Woodblock on digital print. Black, orange, ochre on buff piano roll paper mounted on rag bond. Sheet is 11 X 8 1/2 in. Signed in middle of page. Includes email from JH. See also Spencer Museum of Art at University of Kansas.

Comment: The Baren Forum Exchange (an online printmaking club) theme for 2002 was "Music" and I chose to honor S. W. Hayter, who I met in '69 and '83. In his book, New Ways of Gravure, he equates graphic composition with musical composition--opening my eyes to the idea that printmaking is more like music than drawing. I made the print using piano roll paper I found in a garage sale.

About John and Evonne: I met them when I was in Kansas for a show and workshop. John passed away in 2018 and Evonne survives him.

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