J. Carl Heywood (b. 1941 )


J. C. Heywood was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art. He is one of the most respected print makers working in Canada today. He has balanced his artistic career with education as a professor of printmaking at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where he lives and works.

Heywood’s work is represented in numerous museums throughout the world including the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Poland and the National Gallery of Canada.

In 1983 Heywood’s Etching/Screenprint Red Niche won the edition award at World Print Four in San Francisco. The winning prints from that exhibition went on tour.

Heywood tells me that our print Three Part Invention was intended to be a companion piece to Red Niche and was done about the same time. Both pieces were printed in the Queen’s University print shop by Chris Davy and Laura-Louise Legare who were Heywood’s assistants/apprentices at the time. Three Part Invention contains no silkscreen but is printed from two separate etching plates and printed “à la poupée” (which means that different colours are applied to different parts of the plate, then are carefully wiped to blend together.) Red Niche can be found on Heywood’s website below.

J. Carl Heywood has had a long artistic relationship with master printer Otis Tamasauskas with whom he has collaborated often.

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Works of Art

Additional Information

Three Part Invention, 1983
1/40 Etching à la Poupée
23 x 34.5 in (58.5 x 87.5 cm)
Provenance: Paul Kuhn Gallery