Past Exhibitions


Marsha Mateyka Gallery
Current  Exhibition

Howard Hodgkin:  The Early Prints
May 19 - July 1, 2017

Press Release

An exhibition of prints by the renowned British artist, Howard Hodgkin is currently on view at the Marsha Mateyka Gallery through July 1. It is the fourth solo exhibition of his prints at the gallery.

Marsha Mateyka Gallery first exhibited the prints of Howard Hodgkin in 1984. That same year the artist was selected to represent his country with a solo exhibition in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. This exhibition then traveled to The Phillips Collection for the artist’s first museum exhibition in the United States.

Although well known for his paintings, Howard Hodgkin was also active as a printmaker throughout his long career. In collaboration with master printers, he arrived at ways to maintain the lush color and spontaneity of his paintings, often through hand coloring in gouache and watercolor on each print. The current exhibition focuses on the period from the mid 1970’s-mid 1980’s when the content of his images was more personal than in later years. At the time, he often mentioned “I paint representational pictures of emotional situations”. Several examples are the etchings “David’s Pool” and “DH in Hollywood” both referring to a visit with his friend, David Hockney in California.

Howard Hodgkin’s works have been the subject of many major exhibitions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Tate Gallery, London and the Reina Sofia in Madrid. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1985 and knighted in 1992. His paintings and prints are in museum collections worldwide including the National Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

A selection of works from the exhibition

Howard Hodjkin: Thinking Aloud, 1979, 30 x 27 inches

Thinking Aloud, 1979
etching, edition: 100
30 x 27 inches

Howard Hodjkin: Here we are in Croydon, 1979, 21 x 29 inches

Here we are in Croydon, 1979
lithograph with hand coloring, edition: 100
21 x 29 inches

Howard Hodjkin: Souvenir, 1981, 44.5 x 54.5 inches

Souvenir, 1981
etching, edition: 100
44.5 x 54.5 inches

Howard Hodjkin: Mourning, 1983, 36 x 60 inches

Mourning, 1983
lithograph with hand coloring in gouache, edition: 50
36 x 60 inches

Howard Hodjkin: Red Listening Ear, 1986, 19 x 26 inches

Red Listening Ear, 1986
carborundum etching with hand coloring in red tempera, edition: 100
19 x 26 inches, in frame selected by the artist

Howard Hodjkin: Blue Listening Ear, 1986, 19 x 26 inches

Blue Listening Ear, 1986
lift ground, aquatint, carborundum etching and hand coloring in blue tempera, edition: 100
19 x 26 inches, in frame selected by the artist

Howard Hodjkin: The Green Room, 1986, 20 x 24 inches

The Green Room, 1986
etching with hand coloring, edition: 100
20 x 24 inches

                        Other available works by Howard Hodgkin

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