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About The David Crown Holocaust Print Collection
David Crown (1924-2016) worked in many different media, although mezzotints were his special interest. Crown's artworks are held in numerous collections across America, Canda, Japan and Europe. The Holocaust prints are all intaglio; they were etched with nitric acid or using a mezzotint rocker. All of the prints were produced on zinc or copper plates; the indigo ink was hand-blended. Each plate had a potential edition size of 50 prints; however, only a few prints of each image were ever produced. For information about the physical collection, please see the collection finding aid. To learn more about the creation of these prints, see Dr. Crown's autobiographical statement: 'In My Lifetime'.