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Carol Wax Art

American, b. 1953

Carol Wax originally trained to be a classical musician at the Manhattan School of Music but fell in love with printmaking. Soon after she began engraving mezzotints she was asked by the renowned print dealer Sylvan Cole to exhibit at Associated American Artists Gallery, launching her career as a professional artist/printmaker. With the publication of her book, The Mezzotint: History and Technique, published by Abrams, 1990 and 1996, Carol added author and teacher to her credits. In the ensuing years she has expanded her repertoire of mediums beyond printmaking into other works on paper and painting.

Recognition of Carol's art includes an Individual Support Grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc., two Artist Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Concordia Career Advancement Award from NYFA, The Louise Nevelson Award for Excellence in Printmaking from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and residences at The MacDowell Colony and Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation's Space Program. A selection of the many collections that own her prints are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York and Boston Public Libraries, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Library of Congress, and The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

(Biography provided by Stone and Press Gallery)
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Artist:Carol Wax
Press Release
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
How are we coping in the Trump era of Fake News and 24/7 coverage? Carol Wax uses three old typewriters, a Royal, a Silent and an Underwood to provide word clues in this image. "Pre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Venetian Blinds Russian Doll (Matryoshka resting dolls with light from blinds)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Thirty five years ago, Carol Wax created an image that might seem more relevant in today's political setting. Traditional Russian dolls of decreasing size nested inside of one anothe...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Foggy Night (the way home or a Stephen King setting)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
This impression is #22 Carol Wax originally trained to be a classical musician at the Manhattan School of Music but fell in love with printmaking. Soon after she began engraving mez...
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2010s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Engraving, Mezzotint

Fanfare (Shadows cast by Westinghouse Fan may suggest Musical Notes)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
This old Westinghouse fan had a grill designed to prevent injury to errant fingers. In the right light, the shadows cast can suggest spidery arms, radiating heat waves or to many mu...
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1980s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Vertical Zydeco (Making Cajun music with rhythmic patterns of light and shadow)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's "Vertical Zydeco" reflects a fascination with ways to suggest sound and movement through rhythmic patterns of light and shadow. It is an edition of 75. The image is real...
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1990s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Photo Reelism (Family Camera, rolls of film evoke nostalgia of earlier time)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's mezzotint, "Photo Reelism" uses an old family camera and rolls of film to evoke memory and nostalgia of a simpler time It was issued as an edition of 75. This image is in...
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1990s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

See Spot (Abstract image of fabric hides the artist's dog beneath. See paws)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
This is a loving rendition of the artist's dog, Cecil. The Weimaraner is totally covered by a striped fabric with only the paws peeking out. It could be seen as a totally abstract ...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Add Infinitum (Contrived circular and figure 8 pattern allude to Moebius strips)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax calls Math to mind in her mezzotint, Add Infinitum. It was once considered gauche to associate art with money and here the adding machine is itself fashioned into a work of...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Singer I (Distorted perspective with shadows of an old Singer typewriter)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's mezzotint, "Singer I", shows a distorted view of an old Singer sewing machine. The artist created a convincing illusion of real mass, space and depth. Issued in an edit...
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1980s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Fir Play
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
A series of prints was commissioned by the Met Museum in NY in a regular edition of 40 This impression is from an edition of 5 artist proofs. This impression is #4/5 Carol Wax origi...
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2010s American Modern Carol Wax Art

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Intaglio

Writer's Blocks
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
The side profile of an old typewriter with ribbon unspooled and keys akimbo. A child's block sits in right forefront of the machine. The title Writer's Blocks is a play on words. Th...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Mr. and Mrs. Communication
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
A marriage of telephones. Receiver to Receiver This image is #3 from an edition of only 75, referenced as Firos 72. Carol Wax originally trained to be a classical musician at the...
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Early 2000s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Time Lines (Clock that contrasts delicate hands with stark form of its casing)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's "Time Lines" is a color mezzotint issued in an edition of 75 and printed on German etching paper. The red string in the image is hand-colored. It is FIROS #102 in the c...
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Early 2000s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Made in China (A lantern with Chinese characters etched on the base)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's mezzotint, "Made in China", explores the irony that glass, a transparent material alters perceptions of reality. This is the first instance in which Wax explores that iro...
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1980s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Doe Bow (Christmas Bow Features Santa's Reindeer, Word Play)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
A series of prints was commissioned by the Met Museum in NY in a regular edition of 40 This impression is from an edition of 5 artist proofs. This impression is #4/5 Carol Wax origi...
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2010s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Intaglio

Singer I
By Carol Wax
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This mezzotint from 1984 is an excellent example of this difficult medium. Signed, titled and numbered, from the edition of 75. Wax is recognized as a master of the mezzotint techni...
Category

1980s Realist Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Sewing Circles
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
A play on words provides the title for this image -- a circle created out of the deconstructed parts of Singer IV This image is #37 from an edition of only 50, referenced as Firos 78...
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1990s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Scopes
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
The marriage between the art of science and the art of seeing was cemented by the invention of the lens. It is FIROS #48 in the catalogue raisonne. Carol Wax originally trained to b...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Remington Return (side profile of typewriter casting dramatic shadows on door)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's dramatic profile of a Remington typewriter was created in mezzotint in an edition of 75. It is rendered largely as a flat space that appears three dimensional by the app...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Night Game (games of our waking life versus those we play in our dreams)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's mezzotint "Night Game" explores the games of our waking life versus those we play in our dreams. It is signed, titled and numbered in pencil -- an edition of 75. Carol W...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Carol Wax Art

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Mezzotint

Remington Noiseless
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
The Remington Noiseless No. 6 had a black iron dome covering the moving parts and suppressing noise. It is presented in a light that suggests a monument. It is from an edition of 7...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

The Oliver (America's most popular typewriter in the early 20th century)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Thomas Oliver invented the first double-sided lateral top stroke machine. This was No. 9 introduced in 1916. With light focused on the machine it suggested the logo of the Bugs Bun...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Talon Show (small things may contain grave danger. A single lie can grow + grow)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Talon Show is a color intaglio created in an edition of 30. This impression is #2 of 30. Carol Wax originally trained to be a classical musician at the Manhattan School of Music but...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Etching, Aquatint, Mezzotint

Frog Cog
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax describes her circular images as "most often quasi abstract works that refer to ancient islamic designs using the shapes and attributes of animals, in this case the frog. T...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Boots (the beauty of the everyday, the mundane)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Are these "Boots" made for walking? Are they primed to give someone a swift kick? Or have they come back from a night of zydeco dancing? There is beauty that we don't often notice i...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

See Spot (Abstract image of fabric hides the artist's dog beneath. See paws)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
This is a loving rendition of the artist's dog, Cecil. The Weimaraner is totally covered by a striped fabric with only the paws peeking out. It could be seen as a totally abstract ...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Singer Needle
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's "Singer Needle" is a mezzotint issued in an edition of 100. It was originally designed to illustrate the step by step mezzotint process in the Abrams publication: "The Me...
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1980s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Remington Strip Tease
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Remington Strip Tease had a black iron dome covering the moving parts and suppressing noise. It is presented in a light that suggests a monument. It is from an edition of 60 and is...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Missing Peace (Homage to 911)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
The Artist's Christmas homage to the attack on the twin towers with reindeer atop the buildings. Carol Wax originally trained to be a classical musician at the Manhattan School of Mu...
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Early 2000s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Intaglio

Deerflake (The artist's first work celebrating the Solstice / deer as snowflake)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax describes her circular images as "most often quasi abstract works that refer to ancient islamic designs using the shapes and attributes of animals, in this case the deer. T...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Zebragram
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax describes her circular images as "most often quasi abstract works that refer to ancient islamic designs using the shapes and attributes of animals, in this case the elephan...
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1980s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

The Old Clothesline
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
This is the first image in which the artist used back lighting. "The Old Clothesline" is an edition of 75 and was featured on the cover of Carol Wax's book "The Mezzotint, History a...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Refractions
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax creates a portrait of her grandfather's microscope as if t were peeking out the wooden case in which the scope was housed. This image is #30 from an edition of only 75, ref...
Category

1990s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Missing Link
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
This image is #12 from an edition of only 75, Carol Wax originally trained to be a classical musician at the Manhattan School of Music but fell in love with printmaking. Soon after...
Category

2010s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Architextures
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Architextures is a suite of 8 mezzotints in an edition of 50 created in 1984: Mosque and Mosque Interior (5.1 cm x 5.1 cm) Dome and Dome Interior (5.7cm x 3.8 cm) Castle and Castle ...
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1980s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Singer 10101
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's mezzotint, "Singer 10101", is an image of Singer I as seen through a drafting template. It was issued as an edition of 40 and was printed at the Indiana University print...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Birds of Paradigm
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax describes her circular images as "most often quasi abstract works that refer to ancient islamic designs using the shapes and attributes of animals, in this case the elephan...
Category

1980s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Snow Does (Doe, a deer - a female deer)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
An exclusive publication for Stone and Press Gallery, "Snow Does" was created in an edition of 100. It is FIROS #66 in the catalogue raisonne. Carol Wax originally trained to be a c...
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1990s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Singer IV (part of a typewriter that is iconic)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's mezzotint, Singer IV looking at the botton of the typewriter portrays the incised metal of the machine. It was issued as an edition of 75 and this impression is #22. FIR...
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1990s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Singer III (The wheel turning part of a sewing machine casts shadows on wall)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's mezzotint, "Singer III", shows the wheel view of an old Singer sewing machine. It was conceived more of imagination than reality. Issued in an edition of 50, this image...
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1980s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Apple Peeler II (a kitchen tool interpreted by paintings of Yves Tanguy)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's mezzotint, "Apple Peeler II", shows the simple tool influenced in part by Yves Tanguy. It was created in 1992 an edition of 50. This image is in the following collection...
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1980s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

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Mezzotint

Singer II (Woodgrain, incised metal plate of a Singer typewriter casts shadows)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax's mezzotint, Singer II looking at the end of the typewriter portrays the incised metal and the wood grain of the machine. It was issued as an edition of 75. This image is i...
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1980s Contemporary Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Trim Fit (Deconstructed Singer machine gives both steel and silk equal weight)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax deconstructs a Singer sewing machine in this mezzotint created in an edition of 75. The image gives equal weight to the steel of the machine and the silk of the fabric. It...
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Early 2000s American Modern Carol Wax Art

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Mezzotint

Trunk Lines (Interweaved faces, ears and the trunks of elephants form design)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carol Wax describes her circular images as "most often quasi abstract works that refer to ancient islamic designs using the shapes and attributes of animals, in this case the elephan...
Category

1980s American Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

SK-Eight Key (Skates used to be dependent on a key that here is shown in shadow)
By Carol Wax
Located in New Orleans, LA
Skates are a subject of nostalgia in this piece from the museum collection of the University of Dallas. Skates did not work if the proper key were missing and in this image the key ...
Category

Early 2000s Post-Modern Carol Wax Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Type Face
By Carol Wax
Located in New York, NY
Carol Wax is an American artist born in New York City on June 17, 1953. The New York Times called her a virtuoso printmaker and art historian. She graduated from Mount Vernon High ...
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Early 2000s Modern Carol Wax Art

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Mezzotint

Carol Wax art for sale on 1stDibs

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