The Etcher's Studio

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 24, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A young boy helps his grandfather, an etcher, prepare for a year-end studio print sale. The boy’s most important task is to color each etching by hand. His mind begins to wander into the world of art as he imagines himself within the very pictures he is coloring, exploring distant lands and flying over his town in a hot-air balloon. Using a young boy and his grandfather as guides, Arthur Geisert explains the process involved in the intricate art of etching, while his colorful illustrations demonstrate the elegance and beauty of this unique art form.

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User Review  - christian.mehalic - LibraryThing

A fantastic book to anyone who enjoys art. The story is about a young boy who has begun to work in his fathers etching studio, which is a unique way to make drawings and art. The storyline is pretty ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Aimed at readers of Douglas Florian's A Potter (1991) and A Painter (1993), and with just enough detail to hint at etching's challenges and possibilities, Geisert (Roman Numerals: I to MM, 1996, etc ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Arthur Geisert's unique and exquisite etchings have been widely praised and exhibited at the Chicago Institute of Art, among other museums. His work is regularly selected for the Society of Illustrators', annual Original Art exhibition, and his illustrations are now being collected by the Dubuque Museum of Art. He lives in a converted bank in Bernard, Iowa.

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