Art: The Wizard of Atelier 17

Miro. Dali. Giacometti. Lipchitz. Pollock, and many other famous names of modern art share a common detail of biography: at one time or another they worked at Atelier 17, a studio that opened in 1927 at 17 rue Campagne-Premiere in Paris. Masters though they were, they had things to learn from the Englishman who founded Atelier 17 and still presides over it at another address: Stanley William Hayter. superb technician of the graphic arts and greatest innovator of modern etching. Last week in Manhattan, the AAA Gallery was showing Atelier 17 prints by Hayter and other artists, and a retrospective show...

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