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Stanley William Hayter


English painter and printmaker Stanley William Hayter was one of the most significant printmakers of the 20th century. He was associated with Surrealism in the 1930s and from the 1940s onwards with Abstract Expressionism. He founded the renowned Atelier 17 studio in Paris in 1927, frequented by such artists as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Flora Blanc. Hayter was an innovator, playing a large role in the development of viscosity printing with oil-based inks. As a painter, Hayter created some of the most significant images of his century.