Iron Lace Balconies - Old New Orleans

Iron Lace Balconies - Old New Orleans
Eugene E. Loving

Artist Biography
Acquisition Number: 69.26
Medium: Etching on paper
Size: 10 x 7 in.
Date: 1941
Credit: Gift of Alice B. Obermier

Eugene E. Loving arrived in New Orleans during the Great Depression, attracted to the bohemian life and artistic scene that thrived in the French Quarter during that time. Loving worked in the print mediums of etching and serigraphy. His etching press was an antique that had been used to print money at the United States Mint in the early 1800's, and it was difficult to pull etchings on it. A brilliant etcher, he helped revive an interest in the centuries-old form.