Sunday, November 24, 2019

Christopher Weimann (1946–1988) was a celebrated master American paper marbler, who in his lifetime exhibited internationally and his work is represented in collections internationally. Since the early 1970s, he produced specially-made papers for a number of limited-edition publications, and also published two letterpress-printed editions on marbling of his own, together with his wife Ingrid, through Dawson’s Book Shop in Los Angeles. Both a pioneer of marbled designs and also scholarly researcher who researched historical pieces and technical methods, Weimann most notably investigated a number of rare marbled drawings, attributed to the 17th-century Deccan Sultanates in India. He proved that they were produced using cut paper stencils and gum resists applied to the paper before marbling, sometimes repeatedly with alternating masks, with stunning effects. 

Due to both the high caliber of Weimann’s marbling and the significance of his research, interest in his work has continued after his untimely death at the age of 42 in 1988.  He has been featured posthumously in several exhibitions, both domestically in the United States and also internationally in Spain, France, and Turkey, and examples of his publications by other practicing marblers and historians worldwide. 

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