David Freed - Inclination


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1960s 1970s

  • £150.00
  • €178 Euro
  • $202 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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David Freed 'Inclination' - an original pencil signed etching with aquatint; unframed

This is an original etching with aquatint, titled 'Inclination' lower left, pencil signed lower right, and annotated AP VI (an Artist's Proof'). It is on BFK Rives paper and has the original selling label with it for when it was offered for sale by the London print dealers Gorner and Millard of London SW5 in circa 1969/70. It is in good condition. The mount is the original and it has signs of its age.

About 17.5 x 25.0 inches image size and about 21.7 x 29.5 inches sheet size; unframed but it comes with its original mount and exhibition label from Gorner & Millard

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David Freed (born 1936, Toledo, Ohio, USA) is a well-known American printmaker and art teacher. He studied at Miami University then at the University of Iowa where he met the poet Charles Wright, with whom he would collaborate later. Freed was awarded a Fulbright grant in 1963 and as a result continued his studies at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1966 he became full-time printmaking professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. His connection with the UK continued through exhibitions and teaching roles as visiting lecturer at the John Ruskin School, Oxford (1970; 1972), the Central School of Art in London (1969; 1976; 1977; 1986; 1989), Loughborough University School of Art (1976; 1986), Brighton School of Art (1989), and Reading University (1992). He is known for his prints using the intaglio technique and for his collaboration with important poets such as Charles Wright and Larry Levis in creating books combining his etchings with their poetry. In 2001 a major show of David Freed’s prints was held at the Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts and was accompanied by a 107 page illustrated catalogue. David Freed’s work is held in numerous public collections internationally including the Art Institute of Chicago; British Government Art Collection; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Smithsonian National Collection of Art, Washington, D.C., and Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The artist lives in Richmond, Virginia, USA.


  • H: 55cm (21.7in)
  • W: 75cm (29.5in)


1960s 1970s

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