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An absolute masterpiece Line Engraving in a copper plate, executed in 1972 and exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution Hall of Graphic Arts, Washington, DC during a One Man Show in 1973. Hailed by the curators as a fantastic piece of work in 8 states which were also exhibited, now the plate and one of two full sets of the 8 trial proofs at each state is in the collection of the Houston Museum of Fine Art. Exhibited during a series of three museum shows in Poland between 2013 and 2016.




Only a partial edition of 50 signed and numbered impressions was published out of a noted edition of 90 as marked. This very special Line engraving received much acclaim during the exhibit at the Smithsonian from many experts and it depicts the artist's parents as they were remembered by him working daily side by side at the same bench. With his father being the boot maker and cobbler, while his mother executed orders for dresses as a hand seamstress.


Image size: 13” x 16” with nice margins, in a warmed up mix of black ink on Arches Cover off-white trimmed wet sheet. The complete edition was never published! Only 55 signed and numbered prints were pulled by the artist himself on his Rembrandt hand-cranked press.