Evan Lindquist

Artist-Printmaker,
Artist Laureate for the State of Arkansas, 2013-2017

3 burins used for copperplate engraving


Press name plate. BOTTEGA D'ARTE GRAFICA, F.RE' EM, FIRENZE VIA DEGLI ARTISTI,6, ITALIOF.Re'em


Rosette on etching press made by Bottega d'Arte Grafica, F.Re'em, Firenze via degli Artisti, 6, designed by Andrew Rush


 

Burin Engraving

The lines shown above were originally cut with a burin into a copper plate, then printed on paper. This image is a small detail from my print, Thought, which I engraved and printed in 1970.


In the column at right, the upper photograph shows three burins for engraving copper plates. After a plate is engraved, it has to be printed on an etching press. Printing a copper plate is a time-consuming hand process,

The middle photograph (at right) shows the brass name plate on my etching press, which was built in 1964 by Fredy Re'em of Bottega d'Arte Grafica in Florence, Italy. The press was designed by Andrew Rush, a well-known artist-printmaker in Tucson, Arizona.

The third photograph (at right) is a decorative brass rosette centered on the drive-wheel of my etching press. The rosette was designed in 1963 by Jean Rush in Tucson.


Below is a detail view of my engraving, Lucas van Leyden Engraves a Feather. It shows a wide variety of engraved lines. Dark areas were created by cutting parallel lines aligned in different directions. Darkest forms were created by overlapping lines.

Every engraving is unique in some way. Working processes often vary from one plate to the next. Different artists usually favor different methods of working.


Evan Lindquist artist-printmaker, detail view of the hands in Lucas van Leyden Engraves a Feather, copperplate engraving

Much more about Engraving

 

LegacyLindquistExhib2014.pdf
Download. Exhibition brochure, 16 pages, 12 illustrations, 1.4 MB.
Essay, "Man with a Burin", by Judith K. Brodsky, Rutgers University.
Introduction by Les Christensen, Director, BradburyGallery.com

Evan Lindquist, Legacy Exhibition Brochure

www.youtube.com/c/EvanLindquist
This link leads directly to my educational channel featuring six demonstration videos. See how I sharpen a burin, design, engrave, and print copper plates.

YouTube logo button linked to Lindquistprints channel on YouTube

EngraveCopperPlate.pdf
Download. "How I Engrave a Copper Plate".
This PDF presentation about burin engraving has 4 pages, about 1.3 MB.

Evan Lindquist artist-printmaker, thumbnail button to download PDF presentation about burin engraving

KBB-pt1-Reprint.pdf
Download. This PDF presentation has 54 pages, about 7.9 MB. It describes how I designed and engraved the plate for Knight, Bird & Burin.

Evan Lindquist artist-printmaker, button to download PDF presentation (part 1) showing the processes of designing and platemaking for the print Knight, Bird and Burin

KBB-pt2-Reprint.pdf
Download. This PDF presentation has 46 pages, about 5.9 MB. The presentation describes how I printed the plate for Knight, Bird & Burin.
(The plate for Knight, Bird & Burin, featured in two presentations above, may be seen in the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri in Columbia.)

Evan Lindquist artist-printmaker, button to download PDF presentation (part 2) showing the process of printing the copperplate for Knight, Bird and Burin

EngravingsTriFold.pdf
Download. This tri-fold brochure describes the use of copperplate engraving to make original prints. PDF, about 1.6 MB.
Illustrated tri-fold brochure for front and back of a single sheet of letter-size paper, 8.5 x 11 inches (216 mm x 279 mm). The paper folds into thirds, 8.5 inches tall x 3 11/16 inches wide (216 mm x 93 mm).

Evan Lindquist artist-printmaker, button to download front and back of a PDF tri-fold brochure describing the use of copperplate engraving to make original prints

AcademeTriFold.pdf
Download. A tri-fold brochure that describes 18 copperplate engravings in the Academe series. PDF, about 6.6 MB.
Illustrated tri-fold brochure for front and back of a single sheet of letter-size paper, 8.5 x 11 inches (216 mm x 279 mm). The paper folds into thirds, 8.5 inches tall x 3 11/16 inches wide (216 mm x 93 mm).

Evan Lindquist artist-printmaker, button to download front and back of a PDF tri-fold brochure describing 18 copperplate engravings in the Academe series.

Build Your Own Engraving Magnifier Stand
This link takes you to my page of photographs and tips on building a traditional Magnifier Stand that lets you watch fantastic scenic vistas while you engrave with the burin.

Evan Lindquist artist-printmaker, button linking to my photographs and tips on building a magnifier stand for engraving

Museum of Modern Art
History of Engraving (circa 1900 and after)

I feel honored to be remembered in this important history of Late 20th-century engraving.

 

 

Evan Lindquist artist-printmaker, view of the artist at work in his studio while engraving a copper plate .... In the studio, engraving a plate.

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