While traveling through the city of Leyden in the Netherlands, Janet Fish purchased fabric yardage she’s used as backdrops for many of her still life setups. This was the fabric she used for the backdrop of the Leyden master screenprint she created in residence at Stewart & Stewart.
It was Sondra Freckelton who advised Janet Fish to travel to Michigan to create fine art print editions with Stewart & Stewart. Leyden is a rare screenprint Fish created at Stewart & Stewart's Wing Lake Road studio in 12 transparent printed colors. The artist had a complete command of how to screenprint with transparent inks to attain a full spectrum of over 4000 achieved colors and values with a palette of as few as 12 transparent printing inks. Her total understanding of the medium is clearly evident in each of the ten screenprint editions Fish created in Michigan from 1991-1996, including a fine print commission for the Detroit Institute of Arts. Both Janet Fish and Stewart & Stewart's master printer, Norman Stewart, share the understanding of color theories Josef Albers and later his student, Sewell Sillman, championed at the Yale School of Art.
Go to StewartStewart.com to view all 10 master screenprints by Janet Fish and fine prints others have created at Stewart & Stewart. To order or for more information, email norm@StewartStewart.com or phone 248.626.5248
© Janet Fish 1991, Photo © StewartStewart.com 1991