Linda Adato (Brooklyn, NY) creates color etchings that depict diverse urban, architectural imagery. As an intaglio printmaker, she says, “I am attracted to the dramatic interplay of light and shadow which can be achieved in the etching process.” The intaglio technique of line, aquatint and soft ground lend themselves to depicting the soft lights and rich darks Adato observes from life and transforms into multi-layered prints.
Adato studied at Hornsey College of Art, England and UCLA. Her work is in the collections of the British Museum, DeCordova Museum, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, New York Public Library and other institutions. Among her awards are those from National Academy of Design, Boston Printmakers, Audubon Artists and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She served as president of The Society of American Graphic Artists, a national organization of fine art printmakers from 2007-2010.