Materials & Techniques

Hand coloring (printmaking)

Hand coloring is the technique of manually adding color to a print as opposed to creating a separate plate for each color used in a final print. Hand coloring allowed for individual variation between impressions and appealed to audiences with limited access to paintings, as well as artists who produced works in both painted and printed mediums.

Excerpt from

Emily Schiller, Visions of America exhibition gallery text, 2016.