Matt Brown

WOODPRINTS

Born in Boston, MA in 1958, I worked as a carpenter and cabinetmaker after graduating from Harvard College as an art major in 1981. In 1993 an exhibit of Hiroshige woodblock prints at Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum inspired me to experiment making prints using the Japanese hanga method.  Since 1995 I have made this activity my full-time work.  I print much as did the ukiyo-e artists of 19th century Japan from multiple carved blocks using water, rice paste, and lightfast pigments.  My printing tools are brushes and a hand-held baren instead of a press. My imagery focuses on themes of mountains, lakes, and rivers of northern New England.  I sell my prints at galleries throughout NE and from a gallery I operate in my town: Matt Brown Fine Art. 

Lyme, NH

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