Forty-five drawings curated from the private collection of conservator Alexander Katlan will be on view at the Salmagundi Club as part of Lines in Motion: Drawings from Historic & Contemporary Masters, September 21–29.
Silverpoint/metalpoint was the Old Masters’ pencil before there were graphite pencils. These artists used the medium for delicate, detailed work, and for cartoons under frescos. Contemporary artists are exploring the medium because it is now easy to use, in any size and for many subjects.