Featured Artist of the Week- Stanley William Hayter

Stanley William Hayter was a British painter and printmaker. His work is associated with Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Hayter is known as one of the most significant printmakers of the 20th century and studied at the Academie Julian. After meeting printmaker Joseph Hect, Hayter was introduced to copper engraving and acquired a press for starting a printmaking studio. He founded the Aterlier 17 (renamed Atelier Contrepoint after Hayter’s death in 1988) studio in Paris, which was for artists young and old, experienced and inexperienced, to work together in exploring the engraving medium. During World War II, Atelier 17 moved to New York City but moved back to Paris in 1950. Hayter did not forget about painting though, and became an innovator in the Abstract Expressionism movement. His work has been influence to Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti and Mark Rothko, among others.


Allegro (Peace Portfolio I)                                                             Ixion

Screenprint                                                                                       Etching


Falling Figure                                                              Untitled 1976

Engraving, soft ground etching, scorper,              Watercolor, graphite, tempera



Untitled 1941                                                                     About Boats

Oil on Board                                                                      Color Engraving

One Response to “Featured Artist of the Week- Stanley William Hayter”

  1. Earnest Ernst Says:

    Hmm… Reminds me of a certain someone’s work… Patches.