Evan Charney, Woodcut and Wood Engraving: Craft and Art

My goal is to create an original and beautiful work of art. Yes, pretentious, but goals are meant to be aspirational and not easily achieved.

Three indicators measure its success: First, printmaking is as much craft as art, and the work should display technical skill, the craftsmanship evident. Second, the design should be interesting, the composition dynamic. And third, the work should elicit an emotional reaction: it should resonate with the viewer.

The best indicator of success is that you enjoy living with the work and continue to contemplate it over time.


About the artist

Evan Charney is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art in New York City, and studied printmaking at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Maryland Institute of Art, and the Worcester Art Museum. He has taken workshops in advanced printmaking techniques at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, Art New England in Vermont, Truro Center for the Arts in Massachusetts, and Zea Mays Studio in Massachusetts.

Evan is a member of Wood Engravers’ Network, Society of American Graphic Artists, Boston Printmakers, and Printmakers of Cape Cod. Evan’s prints have been selected for juried exhibits in regional and national venues, and received numerous awards, most recently First Prize at Manhattan Graphics Fifth International Mini-Print Exhibit. He has had one-person shows at the Mashpee Public Library, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.



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