What they lack for in numbers, they make up for in visual strength.  Mezzotints bring grayscales and gentle color modulations like few other techniques in printmaking afford.  It's no wonder the technique has spawned its own sub-culture of collectors.  There aren't many printmakers who have turned to the mezzotint rocker to express themselves, as the small number of works below shows.  But those who have usually don't do so lightly or in vain: softness of tone abounds in each of these prints.

Marina Kim: Eve Delf

KIM, Marina

Eve Delf

Mezzotint, 2016.


Marina Kim (British) b. 1960 "Eve Delf". Mezzotint, 2016. Ed: 10, this impression an artist's proof outside the edition. Signed with pencil, l.r. T...

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AVATI, Mario


Mezzotint, 1962.


MARIO AVATI (Italian 1921-2009) La GRAND MANIERE NOIRE 1962 (Passeron 335)Mezzotint, signed, titled, dated and numbered Épreuve d’artiste X/X Plate...

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Frederick Mershimer: The Great Divide.

MERSHIMER, Frederick

The Great Divide.

Mezzotint, 1994.


Frederick MershimerMezzotint. 1994.Edition 90, only 55 printed.Signed, titled and dated in pencil. First state of two, second state titled "42nd St...

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Katsunori Hamanishi: Green Fireworks

HAMANISHI, Katsunori

Green Fireworks

Mezzotint, 2021.


Dimensions: 23.5″ x 5.75″Medium: mezzotint, gold leafEdition Size: 70

Katsunori Hamanishi: Red Fireworks

HAMANISHI, Katsunori

Red Fireworks

Other, 2021.


Dimensions: 22.25" x 11.75" Medium: mezzotint, gold leaf Edition Size: 50

Katsunori Hamanishi: Manjushage: Flowers of Heaven

HAMANISHI, Katsunori

Manjushage: Flowers of Heaven

Mezzotint, 2020.


Dimensions: Image Size 27" x 53" | Paper Size 30" x 59"Medium: Mezzotint Triptych, IntaglioEdition Size: 50

Jukka Vanttinen: Nomad



Mezzotint, 2018.


Mezzotint printed in bluish-black ink on wove paper, 2018.Edition of 60.Signed, titled in English, dated, and numbered in pencil.Plate size: 26 1/4...

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Sir Frank Short: Orpheus and Eurydice

SHORT, Sir Frank

Orpheus and Eurydice

Mezzotint, 1889.


Orpheus and Eurydice (after George Frederic Watts, R.A., H.R.C.A. 1817 - 1904). 1889. Mezzotint. Hardie 54.12 5/8 x 19 1/2 (sheet 17 1/8 x 23 3/ 8)...

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