SEE THE WORK OF RICHARD CLAUDE ZIEMANN
Richard Claude Ziemann (1932-)
" I feel a sense of exhilaration when viewing the interiors of woods, fields of grass, the forest floor, flowers and foliage. I work directly on etching plates in the landscape experiencing the play of light and daily atmospheric changes along with the form and textural variety of the seasons. Nature with its combination of serenity and wilderness is an inexhaustible visual source for my work." --Richard Claude Ziemann
The foremost etcher-engraver of landscapes in America he has won innumerable awards for his work, and his work is in America's major museums including the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; The Library of Congress, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery. One man exhibitions include Manchester Community College, CT; Rhode Island College, Providence; Jane Haslem Gallery, DC; Alpha Gallery, Boston; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, , Brooklyn Museum of Art, Francis Kyle Gallery, London, Peter Rose Gallery, NYC.
He is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant, Tiffany Foundation Grant, and National Institute of Art and Letters Grant.
He received in BFA and MBA from Yale University; and he has taught at Yale, Lehman College, and Hunter College, CUNY, where is Professor Emeritus. He was artist in residence at University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Notre Dame, and Dartmouth College.
Referred to as the "poet of landscape etching", he has resurrected the art of etching breathing into it new life and making it apart of the world of modern art. Working directly in the landscape on large etching plates, he creates his special world of nature. The vitality and lightness of his shading bring warmth and aliveness to his sense of the natural. There is a startling reality to the black and white image and he has managed to infuse by subtle shadings and structural form that warmth which so many etchers tend to lose. He has said of his method of work that "I combine the direct intuitive response in the landscape with later formal adjustments and refinements in the studio". He does his own printing. It is not unusual for him work on one print over a period of several years. One of his masterpieces entitled Back Woods took him five years to complete.
It consists of three prints each 39 5/8 inches by 29 3/4 inches. This triptych is an unbelievable work of a great master, and it was made in the twentieth century!
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