Etchings I printed in numbered editions on my press. Technics I learned from 3 American printmakers - Kraczyna, Luis Camnitzer (MoMA) and David Finkbeiner. Dust grain photogravure means photo-etching: it was invented mid 19th century by Henry Fox Talbot and Karl Klic.

dated 1957 until 1988 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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From under a cristal cover a germ struggles to find its way towards the light. 

Déchirure - torn


On the image of 'déchirure' a lot of violence was applied on the copperplate with cutting rollers and tools who inflicted deep incisions were usually delicate work of engraving takes place. The title in french means 'being torn'.  



Circus Nock is a small Swiss family circus. 

Young American Indian


Young American indian probably living in the north of The United States.

American Indian


Old man from an Indian tribe who lived in a reserve.

Pinetree in Settignano


On the ferry Genova-Piraeus I met Manrico Murzi, once a pupil of Giuseppe Ungaretti. He influenced my study in etching at American Highschool in Florence, Italy 1968-'72. 

Quante lacrime ..


Quante lacrime sono nelle piante - le fa brillare il sole mentre le asciuga . So many tears are in plants - they shine while the sun is drying them   Text by Manrico Murzi

Giuseppe Ungaretti


Born in Alexandria in 1888, student at the Sorbonne, volunteer in the Army, poet and prof at Rome University he died in Milan, 1970. Ungaretti was my   my source of inspiration for etchings expressing life, carry fruit yet end in decay.   

Bernard Berenson


American art historian, who left his library and Villa 'I Tatti' in Settignano-Florence to the Italian State. 1968-72 My study at Villa Schifanoia in Fiesole.  I lived in Via S.Spirito 6. 

Plucked pigeon


I drew the dead bird with a greasy stick on a polished litho-stone, which bites the image into the stone and I printed only 10 prints on the litho-press. Before using a stone a man prepared 2, polishing them by grinding water with iron grit and turning the stones round and round, until they were again ready for use. This process make stones thinner and finally one has to throw them away.    

Hanged - on 3 litho stones


I drew the dead birds with a greasy stick on 3 polished litho-stones. Then I prepared and inked them with a roller of 43cm in width, a heavy job, but a helper carried them onto the table of the press. Then I applied a sheet of paper, that I placed as precise as possible on the stone, not too high and in an exact right angle.     



Beaten down in flight. 

Empty snailhouses


Beauty of Nature.

Nude lying down


At the Royal Academy in Amsterdam I drew after life model with prof Gé Röling. Were masters of the 'Nude' like Modigliani or Annigni already known in those days in northern part of Europe. Today one can so easily find things either on wikipedia or just on the Internet. But in the 50 ties there were no computers yet in Europe. 

Reclining woman


The model poses for a long time. Had anyone heard of the artist painter Modigliani, later known for his famous model-Jeanne Hébuterne? It was not yet possible for an ordinary citizen to consult the Internet. 

Royal Academy of Amsterdam


At Mont-Parnasse in Paris, a pub called 'Bateau Lavoir' attracted in 1900 painters like Kees van Dongen and Picasso, but even Modigliani worked there, all of them not being french. see en.wikipedia Bateau-Lavoir. Gé Röling was my teacher in 1958. L'Académie d'Amsterdam avait des élèves comme Karel Appel et Piet Mondriaan. l'Adresse au Stadhouderskade avait à l'époque Gé Röling, qui surveillait la classe de dessin d'après modèle vivant. Il enseignait également sa fille Marte, qui devenait une artiste-peintre et sculptrice connue, décorée par la Reine Béatrix des Pays-Bas. Elle me visitait quand j'exposais à Singapore en 1994, ce que j'ai beaucoup apprécié.