Steven Sorman was born in Minneapolis in 1948. An accomplished painter and printmaker, he began working with Kenneth Tyler at Tyler Graphics in 1984 on a series of collaged prints and monoprints that combined etching, woodcut, drypoint and lithography. Sorman, whose prints are often characterised by the use of unique papers, thrived upon the possibilities offered by the Tyler Graphics paper mill.

He used specialised papers not only as the support for his printed imagery, but also as collaged compositional elements. The resultant works, many of which feature in the Kenneth Tyler Collection, are richly textured and have a painterly effect.
Emilie Owens
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