The Old Print Shop

Walter Buttrick

"My latest images utilize intaglio printing over block printing to maximize the color graphic and define the detailed image represented." - WB. Walter Buttrick is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston with additional training at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is an active member of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT and has exhibited both in Germany and the U.S. His work is in private collections in England, Germany and in the United States. Walter currently works in his Silvermine studio and at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Returning to his artistic training as a printmaker, he has generated a volume of etchings, dry points, wood engravings and linoleum prints. Subject matter has been diverse, at times driven by experimentation with the reproduction methods, and has included local and European historical sites, flora and fauna, coral, and insect studies. In all mediums, Walter has endeavored to push the limits of each printing technique. He is pursuing experimentation in even larger formats, combining block printing and etching to create bold, color rich images. Select Recent Exhibitions: Blue Print Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Juried by Marilyn Kushner, Curator of Prints, New York Historical Society (June 2007). International Miniature Print Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Juried by David Kiehl, Curator of Prints, Whitney Museum of Art, New York. Marvin Bolotsky Purchase Prize. (March 2007). North American Print Biennial, Boston Printmakers, Juried by Judith B. Hecker, Assistant Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (February 2007). Third Annual Artists in Residence, Silvermine Community Association, Silvermine CT. (February 2007). "Observations in Print", Solo exhibition sponsored by the Fairfield Arts Council, Audubon Birdcraft Museum, CT. (October 2006). Spectrum 2005, New Canaan Society for the Arts, Juried by Douglas K. S. Hyland, Director New Britain Museum of American Art (April 2005). Etc.