CITY U.S.A, by Mikulas Kravjansky
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CITY U.S.A by Mikulas Kravjansky is a beautiful intaglio diptych in an edition size is 195. The size if each image 22” X 30″. Each piece is pencil signed and numbered by the artist. The two images represents a trip across America. These prints are in mint condition and have not been framed or mounted.
Note the picture of a mural painted by Kravjansky on a building in downtown Napa CA depicting scenes and images from the turn of the century (circa 1900). Also shown is a picture of the artst painting.
The prints of Mikulas Kravjansky are created by the old master technique of Intaglio on hand made paper with heavy embossing and metallic inlays. A picture cannot reflect the beauty, quality and details exhibited in this piece of art. These are truly works of a master. Each piece is entirely hand made and thus each piece within the edition is unique.
HAND MADE INTAGLIO PRINTS BY KRAVJANSKY
Mikulas Kravjansky excels in the artistic printing technique known as intaglio. This includes etching, engraving, dry point, aquatint, mezzotint, linocut, wood block and collograph.
In this complex process the image is created by the artist on a plate of copper, aluminum, plastic or other material by adding to, or subtracting from, the surface of the plate. All ink colors are applied to the plate and a sheet of wet hand made paper placed on it. This is covered with felt and run through steel rollers of an etching press. As water is squeezed from the paper, suction draws the ink into the paper.
This hand procedure is repeated for each piece of the edition. After drying for a week, Kravjansky may add hand painting or laminate metallic inlays to the work. His editions are small as these plates will only print a limited quantity before wearing out, after which he destroys the plates.
ABOUT THE ARTIST – (Click on any Picture to Enlarge it)
Mikulas Kravjansky was born in Czechoslovakia in 1928 where he attended the Academy of Arts in Bratislava. He became one of the foremost set and costume designers in the Czechoslovakian theater and state television. In 1968, he and his family immigrated to Canada where he became Assistant Master of Art at Toronto’s Humber College.
He is listed in Who’s who in the World, Who’s Who in American Art, The Printworld Directory and Scenography Throughout the World.
For further information on the artist, his technique and other available images, request information by e-mail or telephone.