Martin Lewis (1881 – 1962)
Martin Lewis, Self Portrait, artline
Martin Lewis
Self Portrait with Etching Equipment, c. 1963
mezzotint and roulette, ed. c.7, 5 3/8 x 8 3/8"

Very few etchers print well…Etching is a form of engraving and should not look like a painting. I like a print to be black and white. ML
Martin Lewis, picture, artline
Martin Lewis

about the artist

Lewis’ dominate theme was his beloved New York and the people who lived there. He never used a camera but walked the streets making sketches and mental notes. He worked directly on his copper plates and used chiaroscuro for dramatic effects.
Here is an example of one of his images

Martin Lewis, Subway Steps, artline
Martin Lewis
Subway Steps, 1930
drypoint, second state, ed. 100, 13 5/8 x 8 1/4"


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