Robert Swain Gifford “Blakemoor” Etching on Japon Paper
Robert Swain Gifford One of America’s most influential etchers of the nineteenth century, Robert Swain Gifford first studied art under Albert Van Beest in New Bedford. In 1864 he moved to Boston and two years later moved to New York where he established his studio. Gifford first exhibited his art at the prestigious National Academy of Design in 1864 and was elected an Associate in 1867 and an Academician in 1878. A leading educator, Robert Swain Gifford taught at New York’s Cooper Union from 1877 to 1896. Robert Swain Gifford was a full member of the Society of American Artists, the American Water Color Society, the National Arts Club, and the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers, London, England. Along with James D. Smilie, Robert Swain Gifford co-founded the long lived New York Etching Club in 1879.
Robert Swain Gifford first experimented with the art of etching as early as 1857. During the following years Gifford traveled extensively and both painted and etched scenes in Oregon, Alaska, Europe and North Africa.
Robert Swain Gifford “Blakemoor” Etching is plate signed. Etching measuring 8 by 6.50 inches on Japon paper and mounted onto a wove paper, deluxe edition of 250 and in mint condition.
Art (paintings, prints, frames)