ELLEN VERDON WINKLER

Biography

Ellen Winkler is a printmaker, painter and graphic artist who has lived in the Washington DC metropolitan area for over 20 years. Having graduated in 1981 from George Washington University with an MFA degree in design, she has worked for both private industry and the federal government. She is currently Art Director of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s opinion and arts weekly, The Review.

In 1995, Ms. Winkler joined The Washington Printmakers Gallery and began a period of intensive work in printmaking. Beginning as an etcher, the artist’s work has evolved from etching, to almost exclusively monotype, to her new intaglios.

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Influenced greatly by the work of Jack Boul, Lee Newman and Rosalie Day White, Ms. Winkler’s work is small in scale and intimate. Her subjects have included studies of people seen in lunchrooms, city parks, and the Washington Metro system.

The artist explains, “While it is always pleasant to produce a successful or pleasing picture, the real excitement of making art for me arises from the interactions that I experience among my subject, myself and my materials. For this reason, making art always remains an exciting and revelatory process.”

  • Recent Work
Two ThingsA Thing or Two
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"Two Things" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Two Things

The Lost Pom PomA Thing or Two
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"The Lost Pom Pom" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

The Lost Pom Pom

Galls IIA Thing or Two
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"Galls II" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Galls II

CocoaA Thing or Two
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"Cocoa" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Cocoa

Day Lily CapsulesA Thing or Two
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"Day Lily Capsules" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Day Lily Capsules

Seed CasingsA Thing or Two
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"Seed Casings" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Seed Casings

Subway RiderA Thing or Two
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"Subway Rider" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Subway Rider

Three ThingsA Thing or Two
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"Three Things" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Three Things

Man with HeadphonesA Thing or Two
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"Man with Headphones" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Man with Headphones

Back BuildingA Thing or Two
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"Back Building" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Back Building

Sugar Bowl with FlowersA Thing or Two
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"Sugar Bowl with Flowers" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Sugar Bowl with Flowers

P StreetA Thing or Two
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"P Street" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

P Street

Baltimore Alley IA Thing or Two
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"Baltimore Alley I" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Baltimore Alley I

Inner City IThings Uncertain
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"Inner City I" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Inner City I

Inner City IIThings Uncertain
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"Inner City II" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Inner City II

Inner City IIIThings Uncertain
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"Inner City III" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Inner City III

Study of InsectsThings Uncertain
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"Study of Insects" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Study of Insects

Things with TangleThings Uncertain
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"Things with Tangle" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Things with Tangle

Now Where, IIThings Uncertain
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"Now Where II" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Now Where, II

Economies of Scale
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"Economies of Scale" by Ellen Verdon Winkler

Economies of Scale