Muscular & Powerful


FROM VERMONT ART GUIDE #3

Lynn Newcomb’s Etchings, Lithographs and Sculptures

The power of black ink is undeniable. In Lynn Newcomb’s prints, it is as if you are looking into the black. Her prints are highly sculptural, distinctive, and filled with power. Large, singular shapes of anvils, pulleys, forging tongs, hammers and other tools, a Budapest bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, battling horses, calligraphic abstracts–these are just a few of the subjects Newcomb has fashioned into etchings and lithographs. Currently, she is working on a series of etchings referencing The Iliad. Thus far she has created Priam and Hektor, a male pieta, Death of Sarpedon, The Sacrificial Bull and others. These works are dynamic and sweeping, filled with tenderness and the terror of war.

Dian Parker offers a profile of this fascinating artist in Vermont Art Guide #3.

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“I work for the full range of the ink, from the most subtle scratches and incisions, to the full rich drag of drypoint lines and rich aquatint blacks,” said Newcomb.

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Lynn Newcomb is the recipient of major awards and commissions, including Society for American Graphic Artists, Boston Printmakers, Ruth Chenven Foundation, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her work is in the Boston Public Library, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, the New York Public Library and New Jersey State Library, as well as in numerous private collections. Her website is www.lynnnewcombvt.com.

Image (top):
Battlefield from the “Iliad” series
by Lynn Newcomb
26”x38”
lithograph
Courtesy of the artist

Image (center):
Hijab
by Lynn Newcomb
15” diameter x 21”x10”x18”
steel and stained concrete
Courtesy of the artist