Frederick Mershimer has become one of the most acclaimed contemporary mezzotint printmakers, being featured in exhibitions and museum collections throughout the country. His mezzotints capture the majestic dynamism of the New York skyline at night, or the quiet of a snow shrouded Brooklyn street lined with brownstones.
At a distance Mershimers prints can seem to have an absolute photographic realism, but a closer looks shows the artists sensibility at work. There is a heightened intensity in the lighting and composition that distill the essence of the city.
His prints are in many major museum collections which include:
- Corcoran Gallery
- Whitney Museum of American Art
- National Museum of American Art
- Smithsonian Institution
- New York Public Library
- The Library of Congress
- The Museum of the City of New York
- The Brooklyn Museum