Evening with White Porch

Title

Evening with White Porch

Creator

Robert Kipniss
American, b. 1931

Date

1996

Description

Robert Kipniss began his career as a printmaker by experimenting with etching and then drypoint. He soon found lithography better suited for realizing his softly toned landscapes, which might be characterized as a synthesis derived from an imagination well informed through direct observation. The retirement of his lithographer, Burr Miller, with whom Kipniss had collaborated on virtually all of his stones, precipitated yet another shift in printmaking technique around 1990. He turned to mezzotint, discovering the rich variety of tones the process offers to be well suited to the atmospheric and somewhat mystical imagery he was exploring with his later lithographs. Evening with White Porch, with its quiet, seemingly timeless play of an abstracted nature against an equally fictive architecture, exemplifies his work of this period.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Transfer from The Pennsylvania State University Libraries Print Collection

Identifier

2009.138

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Mezzotint; plate: 9-3/8 x 7 in. (23.8 x 17.7 cm), sheet: 14 x 11-1/8 in. (35.7 x 28.3 cm)