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Dan Welden is a painter/printmaker, art educator, inventor and author. After receiving his B.A. and M.A., he studied Stone Lithography at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunst in Munich under his lifelong mentor, Kurt Lohwasser. A veteran of over 65 solo exhibitions, he is known primarily for his hybrid works on paper involving combinations of print, paint and drawing techniques. His inspirationis derived fromlandscape patterns of sheep tracks on grassy slopes. Conceptually they form playful meandering lines and structures for him, which he interprets on paper and canvas.

As an educator, he has directed a summer program in Florence, Italy at the Santa Reparata International Art Institute since 1999 and has traveled extensively, offering workshops in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Peru, Corsica, Greece, Belgium and Switzerland. As a Master Printmaker, he has collaborated and printed with many artists in his own studio, Hampton Editions, Ltd; they include Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Dan Flavin, Eric Fischl, David Salle, and Lynda Benglis.

He is co-author of the book, Printmaking in the Sun, and received a Vogelstein grant to produce the film with the same title. He is credited with being one of the original 'Pioneers of Non-Toxic Printmaking' with his development of the acidless, water wash technique of Solarplate Etching in 1971.

Contact information:
P.O. Box 520
Sag Harbor, New York, 11963

Tel: 631 725-3990

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