Stanley Hayter (1901-1988)
An English painter and printmaker associated in the 1930s with Surrealism and from 1940 with Abstract Expressionism. Considered by many to be the most significant printmaker of the 20th century. In 1927 Hayter founded the legendary Atelier 17 studio in Paris from where he influenced artists Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and others. A constant innovator in both the use of engraving tools and in printing techniques, and especially in his development of viscosity printing.