The Art of Persuasion
The New York Society of Etchers
National Arts Club
15 Grammercy Park South
New York, New York

November 2006


Etching and Intaglio Printmaking in New York
Will Barnet ©

Bruce WaldmanBruce Waldman ©

Zev Deans
Zev Deans ©

New York Artists and Etchers
etchers and artistsArt Hazelwood ©



Our exhibition “THE ART OF PERSUASION” was organized to present prints addressing issues of current social, political and cultural significance. The artwork shown focused on domestic American rights to privacy and free speech; governmental spying; war; torture and, terrorism. The show was curated on behalf of the NYSE by Marilyn Kushner, then Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

The event featured 32 new prints by many of New York’s most influential artist commentators including Linda Adato, Marshall Arisman, Kristine Bouyoucos, Ellen E. Carranza, Ann Chernow, Ellen Coleman, Zev Deans, David Fox, Stephen A. Fredericks, Lee Gough, Martha Hayden, Steven Hazard, Art Hazelwood, Frances Jetter, Denise Kasof, Brian Knoerzer, Jessica Lenard, Sue Huggins Leopard, Valerie McEvoy, Diane Miller, Louis Netter, Joan O’Connor, Bill Phipps and Virginie Souque, Nancy Powhida, Joseph Ramos, Victoria Salzman, Sarah Sears, Marilyn Silberstang, Bruce Waldman, Harold Wortsman and Barbara Wilson.

To accompany the exhibition the NYSE published a collection of commemorative promotional posters.  Notably, American icon and lifetime social activist Will Barnet, 95 years old, has created a new color image “PEACE” to be used as a visual centerpiece for the effort. That exhibition will also feature posters in classic black & white motifs including imagery contributed by well-known artists Marshal Arisman, Ann Chernow, Frances Jetter and Zev Deans.

Stephen A. Fredericks, etching as part of The Art of Persuasion at the National Arts Club in New York City
Stephen A. Fredericks ©

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Etching and Intaglio Printmaking in New York
Marshall Arisman ©

Etchings and Intaglios from New York artists
© David Fox

Etchings and Intaglios from New York artists
Adam Pitt ©

Frances Jetter, Artist
Frances Jetter ©