Linda Adato (1942-2021) created color etchings that depict diverse urban, architectural imagery. As an intaglio printmaker, she said, “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 observed and transformed into multi-layered prints.
Adato studied at Hornsey College of Art, England and University of California, Los Angeles. Her work is in the collections of the Duxbury Art Complex Museum and DeCordova Museum, both MA; New York Public Library; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and the British Museum, London. She received awards from Audobon Artists; Boston Prinktmakers; Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT and the National Academy of Design, Washington D.C.. She served as president of The Society of American Graphic Artists.