Cuca Romley - Brooklyn Bridge
This is a beautiful etching of the skyline of Manhattan in 80's - full of exquisite, whimsical details that make your heart sing!
Every etching in the limited edition is hand painted and signed, titled and numbered in pencil by the artist.
Edition of 175 - only a couple left in edition for all etchings
Provenance: Brand NEW from gallery and artist
On CMF Fabiano paper.
Size specified is the size of the copper plate, I.e. the image size.
Subject to availability
Gallery curates a series of original etchings from respected European artist and ex-New Yorker, Cuca Romley. Ms Romley is in her eighties, and currently based in Spain after spending decades in New York City. She was trained at The École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), a distinguished National School of Fine Arts in Paris, France.
The artist won several noted awards for her art in her native Spain, and in Paris, France. She worked as an artist and also had a career in advertising, illustration and interior design, in Spain, France and New York. As an artist, she has had solo and group exhibitions first Paris, France, Monaco, Japan, Spain and the US.
Cuca Romley’s etchings of both famous and little places around the world are depicted with a remarkable attention to detail, a style that belies her sophisticated sense of line and color. These etchings capture a bygone era of a city in flux, and a snap shot of a classic image of a place. Each plate is etched with patience and a thoroughness reminiscence of the earlier days of engraving, in exquisite and fine detail.
Romley creates her intricate design on the etching ground that covers the copper plate. After the acid has etched the lines into the copper plate she engraves the details into the plate with a buril until the image is completed. For each individual print, a master printer must ink the plate and wipe the surface clean. The plate is placed on the bed of the press and the previously wet French Arches paper 100% cotton covering the plate, is passed through the press, and that completes the printing process.
After the printing ink has dried for a couple of days, the etching is ready for the hand coloring by the artist. There are often more than 30 colors in one of Romley’s images. Each print can take up to 6 hours to color; these colors impart a subtle transparent effect that compliments the delicacy of the line.
1933 Born in Madrid, SPAIN
1952-55 Fashion Illustrator, SPAIN
Prize - Galerias Preciado , Sindicato Nacional Textil, Madrid, SPAIN
2nd Prize - Salon Nacional de Dibujos de Alta Costura, Madrid, SPAIN
1957-60 Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, FRANCE
1961-68 Career in advertising, illustration and interior design, Paris, FRANCE
1962 Exhibition at Galerie Charbonel, Monte-Carlo, MONACO
1957 – 1967 This was a period of many exhibitions in Paris galleries, FRANCE
1967 First Prize - Salon de L'Union des Femmes Peintres, Paris, FRANCE
1971 - 2010
This period documents a move to New York City for work and art. The artist made New York City home, and has had numerous group and solo exhibitions in New York, California during this fruitful period, including several shows at JP Morgan Chase, and New York Institute of Technology.
2012 - The artist is based in Barcelona, Spain
2013- 2014 The BDG Gallery Barcelona, Spain
All photography is copyright of gallery and Ms Romley.
All sales final unless item is not as described, to protect integrity of print as brand new.