Bernard Brussel-Smith (1914 - 1989)

Bernard Brussel-Smith, Self Portrait, artline
Bernard Brussel-Smith
Self Portrait, 1952
wood engraving, ed. 100
9 7/8 x 7 7/8"

This portrait was made on the occasion of Brussel-Smith’s election to the National Academy of Design. His printer said...a striking figure of authority, rapid in movement, positive, sure! A consummate draughtsman, making pictures perfect in the traditional manner and in the many stages along the way. John DePol



about the artist

Brussel-Smith spent most of his life in NYC Area. He was known for his posters of the New York Auto Show in the 1950s and 60s. In the late 1950s he studied with Stanley William Hayter in Paris and developed a form of relief etching inspired by the process used by William Blake.
Here is an example of one of his images

Bernard Brussel-Smith, Shore Leave, artline
Bernard Brussel-Smith
Shore Leave, 1941
wood engraving, 6.1 x 4"
23 x 16"


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