Asa Cheffetz is one of the great masters of wood engraving. From the Brier Hill Gallery:
"The majority of his work is devoted to depictions of the rural New England landscape. In the sense that Tony Bennett is referred to as “a singer's singer”, Cheffetz is arguably “the engraver's engraver” of his time. Looking past the conventionality of his subject matter, his technique is so skillful that he achieves effects of light, shadow, and texture in his wood engravings that a lithographer might envy. Cheffetz was also a perfectionist; he personally printed his engravings with meticulous attention to detail and tonal gradation."
I am incredibly honored to be in possession of an Asa Cheffetz wood engraving print, gifted to me by Barbara Yarnell and Mark Chamberlin, my brother. Barbara's father, James Yarnell, was himself a uniquely talented printer and artist. He collected works of the Prairie Print Makers and from the Associated American Artists, with which Cheffetz was affiliated.
Below is a photograph of the original print. Asa the perfectionist would surely roll in his grave. Thank you Barbara and Mark...and Jim and Asa.