Henri-Georges Adam

7. 6.-15. 9. 1959

Moderna galerija, Ljubljana

Henri-Georges Adam, Sand Traps, 1959, copper engraving; recipient of the Grand Prix, 2nd International Exhibition of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, 1957.

The exhibition included twenty copper engravings created between 1951 and 1957. In his printmaking, Henri-Georges Adam was devoted especially to copper engravings. In a pronounced concern for the form, he created his copper engravings by first cutting the copper plates into a shape and then working on them with a milling cutter by deliberately making long cuts crossed by other cuts. By cutting the plates into desired shapes, Adam freed graphic art of its conventional rectangular frame.