Mezzotint – Image Size 8.5 x 11 inches
Herman Zaage is an artist/printmaker currently on the faculty of the New School of Social Research. Born in Jersey City, NY in 1927, Zaage attended WPA Art Workshops in the 1940’s. During the early 1960’s he studied Printmaking with John Ross at the New School and has been serving as his associate since 1964. From 1952 to 1982 he also worked in the commercial printing trade as a Photoengraver and Offset Color Dot Etcher. Mr. Zaage is a member of numerous professional societies, and has received awards from the national Academy of Design and others. In 1999, the State Island institute of Arts and Sciences mounted a Mini-Retrospective of his prints. A reproduction of his mezzotint, “Mangrove”, is included in Carol Wax’s book on the “History and Technique of the Mezzotint”.