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Being an Authorized Dealer
for Greenwich Workshop our Gallery is committed to the same high
standards of quality, integrity and service that are the hallmark of The Greenwich
Workshop. Whether you are interested in fine art prints and canvases,
porcelains, books or gift ideas, you can be certain that you will be treated as
a valued customer, and that everything will be done to meet your individual
needs. As someone who treasures and reveres the beauty of fine art, we welcome
you, and we look forward to serving you.
In 1972 David P. Usher, had an idea to enrich
people's lives by offering high quality, affordable art. He founded The
Greenwich Workshop in the suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut-hence the company's
name-in a small storefront office.
Usher's Greenwich Workshop pioneered the concept of quality signed, limited
edition prints-reproductions in every way faithful to the original works of art.
Usher chose an owl by artist Fenwick Lansdowne to be
published as his company's first print. It sold out quickly and the success was
marked by adopting the owl as part of the company's logo. The Greenwich
Workshop-and the lucky owl!-came to symbolize the leading fine art publisher in
North America, attracting the most sought-after artists, the leading specialty
retailers of fine art, and legions of loyal customers. Thirty-one years later,
The Greenwich Workshop continues its tradition of quality, innovation and
Greenwich Workshop textured canvas reproductions
- such as Howard Terpning's Opening the
Sacred Bundle-are published on a very selective basis. This unique and valuable
technique replicates the look and feel of an original painting, including canvas
texture and, at times, artist's brush strokes. The image is first printed by
offset lithography with oil-based inks on a thin piece of oil-based material. A
mold of the original painting can be used as a guide to create a feeling of
brush strokes, or the artist can re-create the brush strokes. The mold is used
with heat and pressure to bond the printed image to the artist-quality canvas.
The resulting fine art print captures the texture as well as the image of the
original and is framed without glass.
No canvas transfers!
Canvas transfer has become a generic term that
is not the standard by which Greenwich Workshop canvas should be referred. Most
transfers are a chemical process by which inks are lifted from the original
medium (usually paper) to another (canvas). Most inks, papers, and printing
processes were not designed for this use so there can be a breakdown in color.
The Greenwich Workshop cannot control the image fidelity and will not put The
Greenwich Workshop name on this process.
Fine Art Giclee
James Bama's Cheyenne Split Horn Headdress was created by
specialized print makers who use customized ink-jet technology specifically for
fine art. This technique is also called Iris printing, after the brand name of a
particular printer, or "giclée." Each second, the ink-jet printer produces over
four million droplets of ink that combine to form more than two thousand shades
of color. Cheyenne Split Horn Headdress was printed on the same archival
watercolor paper that Bama used for the original painting and must be treated as
carefully. Greenwich Workshop fine art ink-jet prints are identified by the chop
marks of the printer and The Greenwich Workshop.
Steve Lyman's Beach Bonfire illustrate's the classic quality and
consistent beauty of the Greenwich Workshop limited edition prints reproduced
in offset lithography. This process affordably
allows more people to own and enjoy a work of art than the original painting
would. Offset lithography is a photographic printing technique that uses inks,
carried by rubber rollers called printing blankets, to transfer images from
metal plates to paper. Not all prints are alike, however, even at the same
price. The inks and archival paper are specially made to exacting
specifications. While the industry for offset lithograph prints is often only
four colors, The Greenwich Workshop routinely creates fine art limited edition
prints in as many
as eighteen different colors, resulting in unmatched clarity and color fidelity
to the original.
Greenwich Workshop paper
The paper upon which Greenwich Workshop
prints are produced is a custom-made, neutral-pH sheet. The paper is designed
for whiteness and brilliance, as well as longevity: in accelerated life testing
by the mill, the paper has shown it can last not just for years, but for
When you purchase a Greenwich Workshop
limited edition print, please be certain that only conservation framing
techniques are used to preserve the quality and value of your investment. Choose
conservation glass and acid-free matting. Likewise, be certain
that no alteration, such as cutting or trimming, is done to your print in the
mounting process. Finally, take precautions as to where you hang the print;
avoid direct sunlight or proximity to sources of room heat.
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