Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Fine Arts

Committee Chair

J. John Agars

Second Committee Member

Margaret Sahlstrand

Third Committee Member

Donald Tompkins


It was the purpose of this study to investigate and explore the use of the human image as a compositional element in a series of original prints. All of the available printmaking techniques within the knowledge of this artist were called upon to best express concepts and forms which he desired to portray. Three avenues of approach were used in the development of the print: (1) Transferring sketches made directly from the nude model onto the plate and developing the plate for the appropriate form of printmaking, (2) Developing the printmaking plate intuitively without sketches or preplanning, and (3) Planning the composition and integrating photographic images as a figurative element.

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Printmaking Commons