Stanley William Hayter

Courtesy Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Name
Stanley William Hayter
Also Known as
S. W. Hayter
Stanley Hayter
William Hayter
Stanley W. Hayter
English, born London, England 1901-died Paris, France 1988; active USA 1940-1950
Active in
  • New York, New York
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

Stanley William Hayter studied chemistry and geology in England and worked for several years as a research scientist in the Middle East. He painted during his free time and in 1926 moved to Paris to become a full-time artist. A year later, he established Atelier 17, a printmaking workshop where artists such as Max Ernst, Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso could experiment with different techniques and media. In 1940, Hayter moved his studio to New York, where he attracted not only European painters and printmakers taking refuge from the war, but also young American artists interested in the ideas these exiles brought with them. The Atelier helped to shape the early years of abstract expressionism and became one of the most influential graphic arts workshops of the twentieth century. (Anderson, Pursuit of the Marvelous, 1990)

Works by This Artist

1944
pen and ink and watercolor on paper
1943-1946
oil on canvas
1945
pen and ink, watercolor and crayon on paper
1940
engraving, softground and screenprint on paper
1947
engraving, softground and scorper on paper, color applied to plate with...
1946
engraving and aquatint with color offset on paper
1940
engraving with gouache and pencil on paper
1946
color etching and engraving on paper
1940
engraving, softground, and screenprint on paper
1946-1947
color intaglio