Linda Adato, born in England, studied at Hornsey College of Art and after immigrating to the US, at UCLA.
She has exhibited her prints throughout the US and abroad. Among her awards are those from the National Academy of Design, Boston Printmakers, Audubon Artists and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking.
Her work is in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, British Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, DeCordova Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, New York Public Library and other institutions.
Adato served as president of SAGA, The Society of American Graphic Artists, a non-profit group of fine art printmakers, from 2007-2010. She is also a honorary lifetime member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists in New Canaan, CT.
I work in the printmaking technique of intaglio in which the areas etched are below the surface of the plate.
I am attracted to the interplay of light and shadow which is especially amenable to the etching process. I use intaglio techniques of line, aquatint and soft ground to explore the lights and rich darks in my images. The color is applied " a la poupee", i.e., inked and wiped prior to printing, creating subtlety of color. I use one or two plates for each image depending on the needs of the composition, and complexity of color application.
I do not so much execute the initial idea as I develop it in the course of the intaglio process.
b. 1942, London, England
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York