Born: February 16, 1868
Edward Sheriff Curtis was an American ethnologist and photographer of the American West and of Native American peoples.
For this project using Edward Curtis’ original glass-plate negative as the source, and a
secret, proprietary planographic process, which utilizes a variable range, multi-plate black
and tone color technique. Each print required six separate impressions comprising
four blacks, a tone color, and a select varnish application. The inks were manufactured
especially for this project in France, utilizing ancient formulas reserved for a very select
group of master printmakers. The acid free, heavy weight woven mouldmade paper was
custom produced for this specific project in England.