Atelier 17, the celebrated print studio established by Stanley William Hayter (1901–1988) in Paris in 1927, was the fertile ground where Indian artists Krishna Reddy (born 1925) and Zarina Hashmi (born 1937) evolved their styles and techniques. Working together, Hayter and Reddy made groundbreaking advances in simultaneous color printing, known as the viscosity method. After learning intaglio at Atelier 17, Hashmi added Japanese woodblock to her repertoire. The collaborative exchanges fostered at Atelier 17 remain important sources of inspiration for both Hashmi and Reddy, who have lived in New York City since the 1970s.
This focused exhibition explores the relationships among these three print masters and brings together work from their years in Paris alongside examples from more recent times.
Zarina Hashmi (American, b. India, 1937). Atlas of My World I, 2001. Woodcut with Urdu text printed on Indian handmade paper. Promised gift from the artist