The Old Print Shop

Laurent Schkolnyk

b. 1953

Laurent Schkolnyk was born in Paris, France in 1953 and currently resides in Nantes.  He studied drawing and etching at the Beaux Art School in Nantes, France, and later studied with Professor Guimezanes – learning the details of the mezzotint technique.

Schkolnyk is a master of three-color mezzotint prints.  He creates three different mezzotint plates and then prints each one using a primary color.  These transparent colors interact with each other creating a full spectrum of colors from white to bright red and velvet black.  Whether the impression is printed in one color or multi-colors, the final product is amazingly rich.  

Laurent Schkolnyk has had single-artist exhibitions in Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; San Francisco, CA; & Seattle, WA.  His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions in France, the United States, and Asia.