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Frederick Mershimer Art

FREDERICK MERSHIMER (USA, B. 1958)

Frederick Mershimer received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, where he majored in painting and drawing. After moving to New York in 1983, he studied printmaking at the New School, Pratt Graphics Center (1984–87) and Manhattan Graphics Center (1988–92). Mershimer was initially drawn to the mezzotint process because it echoed his approach to drawing. In 2007, Stone and Press published a catalog raisonné of his work, titled Frederick Mershimer Mezzotints 1984–2006. Mershimer’s works are included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Museum, the Corcoran Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, Georgetown University, Library of Congress, the McNay Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, National Museum of American Art and the Whitney Museum.

(Biography provided by Stone and Press Gallery)
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Into the Night (a lone male emerges from a subway stop by the Flatiron Building)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
A lone figure emerges out of bright lights streaming from a subway entrance at the corner of 23rd and Broadway near the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park. He has just exited...
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Early 2000s American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

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Mezzotint

Garden Gate (a brownstone gate on St. John's Place in Brooklyn)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
Frederick Mershimer created this image of a "Garden Gate" level of a brownstone on St. John's Place in Brooklyn in 2004. It is #87 in the catalogue raisonne by Retif & Salzer and is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Aquatint, Mezzotint

Lafitte's Blacksmith House (a bar named for a pirate on Bourbon St, New Orleans)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is a New Orleans landmark at 941 Bourbon St. Like most New Orleans legends, history of Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is a gumbo of truth with French, Spanish, A...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint, Aquatint

High Finance (a lonely night on Wall Street)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
The New York Stock Exchange is seen from Broad St looking north toward Wall St. The verticality of the image along with its title suggest that everything is soaring upward. The sto...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Still Night (Brooklyn brownstones on 7th Avenue off Flatbush Avenue)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
In "Still Night", Frederick Mershimer depicts a row of brownstone houses on Seventh Avenue near Flatbush Avenue between Park and Stirling Places. Mershimer remembers that as he was ...
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1980s American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Winter Garden (Snow covered trees contrast with warm light inside brownstones)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
This frozen backyard garden belongs to the elegant corner house at 51 Eighth Avenue between Berkeley Place and Plaza Street in the Park Slope district of Brooklyn. Just steps off Gr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Late Night (Where Berkeley Place meets Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn's Park Slope)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
In "Late Night", Frederick Mershimer created a winter scene where Berkeley Place meets Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn's Park Slope. This image, the seventh in the artist's Winter Series,...
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1990s Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint, Aquatint

Footsteps (43 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
Frederick Mershimer created "Footsteps", a winter scene of 43 Pierrepont Street at Hicks in Brooklyn Heights. This image, the third in the artist's Winter Series, is in the permanent...
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1990s Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Aquatint, Mezzotint

Destinations (Flatiron Bidg, 5th Avenue and Broadway at 23rd Street)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
In "Destinations", Frederick Mershimer creates an image of taxis rushing by the Fuller Building, better known as Flatiron Building. The building is only six feet wide at its rounded...
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1990s Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint, Aquatint

Christmas Eve
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
Peeking into the interior of a Brooklyn Brownstone at a festive tree Frederick Mershimer (American, b. 1958) Moody, mysterious, majestic – these are some of the ways to describe the...
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Early 2000s American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Holiday Pine Cones
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
This Holiday wreath adorns the door of a Brooklyn Mansion Frederick Mershimer (American, b. 1958) Moody, mysterious, majestic – these are some of the ways to describe the mezzotint...
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1990s American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Home in the Wee Hours
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
Peeking into the interior of a Brooklyn Brownstone at a festive tree Frederick Mershimer (American, b. 1958) Moody, mysterious, majestic – these are some of the ways to describe the...
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Early 2000s American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Holiday Wreath
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
This Holiday wreath adorns the door of a Brooklyn Mansion Frederick Mershimer (American, b. 1958) Moody, mysterious, majestic – these are some of the ways to describe the mezzotint...
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1990s American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Resting Place (Annie's Garden in Brooklyn's Park Slope /Operation Green Thumb)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
This image was created exclusively by Mershimer for Stone and Press Gallery's Holiday offering. in 1997, this was a community garden on Union St between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in ...
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1990s American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint, Aquatint

Sunday Times (Seeking The Gray Lady on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
This image is in the collection of Georgetown University and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. A mezzotint in an edition of 90 portrays the parade of people engaged in the Saturday night ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

The Dakota (Used in Rosemary's Baby and the scene where John Lennon was killed)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
The Dakota is an apartment house at 72nd and Central Park West that was once so far from the heart of Manhattan that living there was kind of like moving to the Dakota Territory. The...
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Early 2000s American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint, Aquatint

New York Stock Exchange (Symbolic icon of Wall St.'s vast power and wealth)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
This color intaglio of the "New York Stock Exchange" was issued in a limited edition of 100. This impression is one of the Artist Proofs from the edition. The Stock Exchange is see...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint, Aquatint

Museum Night (a night view of life on Fifth Ave by NYC's Metropolitan Museum)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
Frederick Mershimer created this nighttime vignette looking down NYC's Fifth Avenue from in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art all the way down to the Empire State Building in t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

The Great Divide ( 42nd Street in Manhattan before Disney moved into the hood)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
In "The Great Divide", Frederick Mershimer depicts a movie marquee on 42nd street in Manhattan near Eighth Avenue. This was before Disney moved into the neighborhood. This image was...
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1990s American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Fire Dance (Flambeaux carriers light the path of Endymion parade in New Orleans)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
Mershimer created a color mezzotint of the Mardi Gras scene in mid-city New Orleans. The parade was the Endymion crew marching on Canal Street near Jefferson Davis Parkway. In mytho...
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1990s American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Cranes and Concrete (in the 80s, a boom saw buildings racing into the sky?
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Cranes and Concrete" is Frederick Mershimer's mezzotint of the construction scene on Broadway between 13th and 14th streets. Mershimer is no stranger to construction sites as he was...
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1980s Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Manhattan Bound (the F train pulling into the Smith and 9th street station)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
The Manhattan bound F train pulling into the Smith and 9th Street station. The highest point in the subway system, it was built over the Gowanus Canal. Edition of 100 Retif + Salzer...
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Early 2000s American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Chance Encounter (Will they meet or won't they?)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
Frederick Mershimer sets up a "Chance Encounter" between a man and a woman at the northeast corner of 24th Street toward the Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower. It recalls a 1930s im...
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1990s Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint, Aquatint

Rivals (The Chrysler Building rises in rivalry to looming lowly water towers)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
In "Rivals", Frederick Mershimer creates a rivalry between the lowly water tanks fighting with the skyscrapers, the Chanin Building and the Chrysler Building. This image is in the pe...
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1990s Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint, Aquatint

Plymouth Street ( a twilight scene is set in the Brooklyn section of DUMBO)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
This view of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges is looking down "Plymouth Street" to the intersection of Jay Street. It is #35 in the catalogue raisonne by Retif & Salzer and is in t...
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1990s Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint, Aquatint

Pylon (Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan side of East River near South St. Seaport)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
A "Pylon" of the Brooklyn Bridge with the Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge visible in the background is captured in this powerful image by Frederick Mershimer. It is #77 in t...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Across the Street (Limestone mansion in Prospect Park in Brooklyn)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
Frederick Mershimer's "Across the Street" is a side view of the limestone mansion at 28 Prospect Park West in Brooklyn. Tension is created through the contrast of the shadowy tree ou...
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Early 20th Century American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Eye of the Storm (a dramatic New York City skyline during a storm's lull)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
Moody, mysterious, majestic – these are some of the ways to describe the mezzotints of Frederick Mershimer. His images travel through the serenity of a Brooklyn neighborhood on a sti...
Category

Early 20th Century American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

The Rising Sun (Lone man by 700 Burgundy in New Orleans at gay bar, Rawhide)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
Rawhide is a down-to-earth gay bar at 740 Burgundy Street. In this image the eye is drawn to a lighted window in a typical French Quarter house down the street from the bar. The tit...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Passage (Inaugural Selection of Print Club of New York / E41st bet Lex and Park)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
This Manhattan scene captures a view of the Pershing Bridge from East 41st Street between Lexington and Park. The New York Public Library can be seen at the far end of the street. T...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint

Sanctuary (St. Anthony's Garden at rear of St. Louis Cathedral on Royal Street)
By Frederick Mershimer
Located in New Orleans, LA
This French Quarter garden is a serene haven with a lighted statue of Christ that exists not very far from the raucous revelry of New Orleans' Bourbon Street. William Faulkner lived...
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1990s American Modern Frederick Mershimer Art

Materials

Mezzotint, Aquatint

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