Mershimer, Frederick

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After moving to New York in 1983, he began to study printmaking at The New School, Pratt Graphics Center and Manhattan Graphics Center. Mershimer was initially drawn to the slow, direct and laborious mezzotint process, because it echoed his approach to drawing. In 2007, Stone and Press published a catalogue raisonné of his work, titled Frederick Mershimer Mezzotints 1984 – 2006. In 2007, he received an Artist Fellowship Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts, followed by a 2009 Individual Support Grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. His works is in the collections of The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Museum of the City of New York, The National Museum of American Art-Smithsonian, New Orleans Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, Queens Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Zimmerli Museum, among others.

4th Avenue, 2007

4th Avenue, 2007

Color mezzotint I: 4.25" x 11.25" P: 8.5" x 15"

Toyland, 1995

Toyland, 1995

Mezzotint I: 5” x 5.5” P: 10” x 10”

Montuauk Club, 1996

Montuauk Club, 1996

Mezzotint I: 6.5” x 4” P: 11” x 8.5”

Parlor Floor, 1997

Parlor Floor, 1997

Mezzotint I: 6.5” x 4” P: 11” x 8.5”

Oculus, 2000

Oculus, 2000

Mezzotint I: 6.5” x 4.25” P: 11.25” x 8.5”

No Title, 2000

No Title, 2000

Mezzotint I: 4.25” x 2.75” P: 7” x 5”

No Title, 2000

No Title, 2000

Mezzotint I: 2.75” x 3” P: 9” x 10”

No Title, 1993

No Title, 1993

Mezzotint I: 4” x 2.75” P: 6.75” x 9.5”

No Title, 1999

No Title, 1999

Mezzotint I: 3.5” x 30” P: 7” x 5.25”

No Title, 1991

No Title, 1991

Mezzotint I: 5” x 3.25” P: 7” x 5.25”

Dusk, 1985

Dusk, 1985

Etching I: 10.5" x 8" P: 16" x 12"