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Art Werger

American, b. 1955

Art Werger was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, in 1955. He received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, in 1978 and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, in 1982. From 1982 to 2000, he was a professor of art at Wesleyan College, in Macon, Georgia. Since 2000, he has been the director of foundations and professor of printmaking at Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio. Werger’s impressive, intense prints invite audiences to assume new perspectives and consider the unfolding scene, as though they were casual bystanders. He encourages viewers to develop their interpretations of the action. Werger thrives on dealing with the technical complexities of print media. He most often uses mezzotint, a type of intaglio printmaking, where the artist works from dark to light. Werger carefully refines his images to reflect the precision of this process. His prints have received many awards and have been displayed in numerous international and national exhibitions. They are included in corporate and museum collections, such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Boston Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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Artist: Art Werger
No U-Turn
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Medium: Mezzotint Year: 2023 Edition: 25 Image Size: 9.25 x 6.25 inches Art Werger’s prints show a keen observation of quiet and normally unnoticed moments. Pedestrians passing each...
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2010s Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Clarity, by Art Werger
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Medium: Etching with aquatint Year: 2021 Edition: 45 Image Size: 35.5 x 23.75 inches A Birds-eye view of a sea gull sailing over the California surf. Werger has received over 250 a...
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2010s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Aquatint, Etching

Exposure 2023, by Art Werger
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Medium: Etching w/ Aquatint Year: 2033 Edition: 20 Image Size: 24 x 32 inches Rocky outcroppings off the California coastline. Werger has received over 250 awards in national and ...
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2010s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

The Fool: Homage a Philippe
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Medium: Etching with aquatint Year: 2024 Edition: 25 Image Size: 24 x 18 inches Signed, titled and numbered in pencil by the artist Dramatic etching of high wire walker...
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2010s Contemporary Art Werger

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Etching, Aquatint

Playing With Fire
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Medium: Etching and Aquatint Year: 2024 Edition: 25 Image Size: 12 x 18 inches Signed, titled and numbered in pencil by the artist Dramatic etching of a male nude juggler performing a fire breathing act. From the artist's Circus cycle of prints. Werger has received over 250 awards in national and international exhibitions. In 2015 he recieved the Guanlan International Printmaking Prize at the Guanlan Biennial in China, followed by the Grand Prize at the Ekaterinburg mezzotint festival in Russia. In 2012 he received the Award of the Rector at the International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland and the Prize for Full Correspondence between technique and Imagery at the First International Mezzotint Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia. He currently teaches printmaking at Ohio University, in Athens Ohio. Previously he served at the Chairman of the fine Arts division, and as professor of Art, at Wesleyan College in Macon...
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2010s Contemporary Art Werger

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Aquatint, Etching

Showcase (color), by Art Werger
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Medium: Color mezzotint Year: 2024 Edition: 25 Image Size: 24 x 18 inches Signed, titled and numbered in pencil by the artist Dramatic mezzotint of the tattooed back of a circus per...
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2010s Contemporary Art Werger

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Mezzotint

Personal Space
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Medium: Mezzotint Year: 2004 Edition: 100 Image Size: 15.5 x 11 inches Art Werger’s prints show a keen observation of quiet and normally unnoticed moments. Pedestrians passing each ...
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2010s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Delayed (suburban New Jersey commuter walks thru rain because bus is late)
By Art Werger
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Delayed" is an edition of 100. Art Werger creates a memory of his boyhood home in suburban New Jersey. It's late, cold and rainy as this woman raises her umbrella to brave the wal...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

As We Were
By Art Werger
Located in Fairlawn, OH
As We Were Mezzotint printed on Hannemuelle Copperplate paper, 2014 Signed and dated in pencil lower right (see photo) Titled lower left (see photo) Chop stamp of the publisher, The ...
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2010s Contemporary Art Werger

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Mezzotint

Seventy Percent Chance
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Medium: Mezzotint Year: 2023 Edition: 50 Image Size: 11.75 x 17.5 inches Pedestrians sheltering from the rain under umbrellas in an urban downtown setting, Art Werger’s prints show...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Rising Tide (color version)
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Medium: Mezzotint Year: 2015 Edition: 40 Image Size: 24 x 24 inches Signed, titled and numbered in pencil by the artist Moon reflecting on ocean waves crashing on a beach. Werger's mezzotint prints are masterful at capturing a mood, and suggesting a story for the viewer to complete. His seascapes and ocean prints are from the California coastline. Signed and numbered from the edition of 40. Werger has received over 250 awards in national and international exhibitions. In 2015 he recieved the Guanlan International Printmaking Prize at the Guanlan Biennial in China, followed by the Grand Prize at the Ekaterinburg mezzotint festival in Russia. In 2012 he received the Award of the Rector at the International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland and the Prize for Full Correspondence between technique and Imagery at the First International Mezzotint Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia. He currently teaches printmaking at Ohio University...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Follow (73/100), mezzotint of New York sidewalk by Art Werger
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Mezzotint, from the edition of 100. Signed, titled and numbered by the artist. Art Werger’s prints show a keen observation of quiet and normally unnoticed moments. Pedestrians passi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Passage, by Art Werger
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Werger's mezzotint prints are masterful at capturing a mood, and suggesting a story for the viewer to complete. Anonymous pedestrians passing on a snowy walk through Central Park. Um...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Muse (a young novice in colorful swim suit struggles thru a pool of blue)
By Art Werger
Located in New Orleans, LA
Muse is #43 of 45. It depicts a young woman in a colorful swimsuit doing her best to swim through the blue waters of the pool. Her mouth is pursed and the bubbles flow out. I sold ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Art Werger

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Etching

The Three Graces
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A print from his series titled "Submerged". These prints play with the reflections of light beneath the surface in suburban pools, this time featuring three young girls. His prints...
Category

1990s Realist Art Werger

Materials

Aquatint, Etching

Storm Wave III
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Werger's mezzotint prints are masterful at capturing a mood, and suggesting a story for the viewer to complete. His seascapes and ocean prints are from the California coastline. Sign...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Rising Tide
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Werger's mezzotint prints are masterful at capturing a mood, and suggesting a story for the viewer to complete. His seascapes and ocean prints are from the California coastline. Sign...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

At the Crossroads 2
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Werger's mezzotint prints are masterful at capturing a mood, and suggesting a story for the viewer to complete. He is known for his portraits of American cityscapes and skylines. Sig...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Listening
By Art Werger
Located in New Orleans, LA
Listening is a 2000 mezzotint that is signed by the artist. Art Werger’s lyrical suburban scenes are evocative of boyhood summer evenings while his city images are fraught with tens...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

American Dream
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An idealized American suburb, but without an exit... Werger's mezzotint prints are masterful at capturing a mood and suggesting a story for the viewer to complete. He is known for h...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Memory and Presence (left)
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 25. This is the left image in the triptych of prints titled Memory and Presence. Werger created this image of the California coastline...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Aquatint, Etching

Memory and Presence (middle)
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 25. This is the center image in the triptych of prints titled Memory and Presence. Werger created this image of the California coastl...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Aquatint, Etching

Three Fold Path:Time
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 10. This image was created by cutting the copper plates of a large trilogy of prints (Memory and Presence, which are also listed here)...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Aquatint, Etching

7 A. M. St. Louis
By Art Werger
Located in New Orleans, LA
It's early morning I'm St. Louis in this 2002 mezzotint that is signed and numbered Art Werger’s lyrical suburban scenes are evocative of boyhood summer evenings while his city imag...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Times Square I (the neon signs in Manhattan's Times Square)
By Art Werger
Located in New Orleans, LA
Times Square I is a montage of large neon signs that dominate Manhattan's Times Square. This impression is pencil signed, titled and dated and is #40 ...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Vertigo
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Werger's mezzotint prints are masterful at capturing a mood, and suggesting a story for the viewer to complete. Urban cityscapes and nighttime skylines are common themes. This bird's...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Aquatint, Etching

Tidal Shift # 1 (Young bathers stroll on beach with others out in surf Montauk)
By Art Werger
Located in New Orleans, LA
'Tidal Shift' refers not only to the endangered coastal tideland but also to the psychological mindset of the characters. At first glance, the image projects seaside relaxation but ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Empty Glasses
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Werger's mezzotint prints are masterful at capturing a mood, and suggesting a story for the viewer to complete. He is known for his portraits of American cityscapes and skylines. Sig...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Life Below
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Werger's mezzotint prints are masterful at capturing a mood, and suggesting a story for the viewer to complete. Urban cityscapes and nighttime skylines are common themes. Werger has...
Category

1990s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

At the Crossroads
By Art Werger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Werger's mezzotint prints are masterful at capturing a mood, and suggesting a story for the viewer to complete. He is known for his portraits of American cityscapes and skylines. Sig...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art Werger

Materials

Mezzotint

Art Werger art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Art Werger available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Art Werger in engraving, mezzotint, etching and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Art Werger, so small editions measuring 5 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Leszek Rózga, David Smith-Harrison, and Michael Crouser. Art Werger prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $100 and tops out at $1,950, while the average work can sell for $800.

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