I printed my etchings in numbered editions on my press, learned technics from 3 American printmakers - Kraczyna, Luis Camnitzer (MoMA) and David Finkbeiner. Dust grain photogravure means photo-etching: 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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Germ

1988

From under a cristal cover a germ struggles to find its way towards the light. 

Déchirure - torn

1988

A lot of violence was applied on the copperplate 'Déchirure' by means of cutting rollers and tools who inflicted incisions, when usually a delicate work of engraving takes place.  

Clown

1982

Circus Nock is a small Swiss family circus. 

Young American Indian

1977

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

American Indian

1977

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

Pinetree in Settignano

1973

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

Quante lacrime

1973

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

1971

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

Bernard Berenson

1971

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

Plucked pigeon

1970

I drew the dead bird with a greasy stick on polished litho-stone, which bites the image into it. Printed only 10 prints on the litho-press. A man prepared 2 stones and polished them by grinding with water+iron grit, turning them round and round, until the stones could be used again. Yet they become thinner and finally break.    

Hanged - on 3 litho stones

1970

I drew the dead birds with a greasy stick on 3 polished stones and prepared plus inked them with a roller of 43cm in width, a very heavy job. A helper carried them onto the press. Then I applied a sheet of paper, placing it very precisely on the stones     

Bird

1970

Beaten down in flight. 

Empty snailhouses

1970

Beauty of Nature.

Nude lying down

1957

At the Royal Academy in Amsterdam I drew after life model with prof Gé Röling. Were masters of the nude like Modigliani or Annigoni known in those days in northern part of Europe? Today we can find things on wikipedia or on the Internet, not in the 50-ties

Reclining woman

1957

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

Royal Academy of Amsterdam

1957

In 1900 in a pub Bateau-Lavoir in Mont-Parnasse painters like Kees van Dongen, Picasso and Modigliani met all 3 not being french, see en.wikipedia Bateau-Lavoir L'Académie d'Amsterdam avait les élèves Karel Appel et Piet Mondriaan. En 1958 Gé Röling m'enseignait sur modèle vivant. Sa fille Marte était aussi peintre. Décorée par  la Reine Béatrix des Pays-Bas, elle me rendait visite durant mon Expo à Singapour en '94