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Figures Composition. 1984. Etching and drypoint. 6 1/2 x 5. Three states, two artist's proofs. Each printed on cream wove paper. Each titled, dated, and signed 'Shortis N[ew] Y[ork]' in pencil; the artist's proofs annotated 'AP'. $300 for the group.
Message in the Night. 1986. Etching. 9 1/8 x 11 5/8 (11 1/4 x 15). Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Signed, dated, titled and annotated 'A/P' (artist's proof) in pencil. $175.
Martin Shortis studied at the Ruskin and the R.A. Schools and later at Goldsmith's college, where he concentrated on making large commissioned drawings working on the spot. In addition to teaching at the Royal Drawing School, he is also Head of the Print RoomHe has taught since 1992 and continues to draw outside and around London.
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