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Preserving the Art of Copperplate Engraving

“My passion lies in documenting the beauty of my subject matter, which is primarily threatened and endangered species of wildlife and the culture of the American West,” says Don Whittecar. “My medium, copperplate engraving, is also disappearing. While most people are aware of conservation efforts for wildlife and their habitats, few are aware of the need to preserve vanishing art forms.” Engraved copperplate image printing is almost an extinct art form, and Whittecar is one of few artists in the world who practice it. Printmaking is a broad term referring to many different processes that include lithography and monotype. A
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