Monotypes and More Works on Paper

Gregg Chadwick
Leonard Cohen
30”x22” monotype on paper 2018 
Private Collection, Los Angeles, California

Gregg Chadwick
Leonard Cohen
30”x22” monotype on paper 2018
Private Collection, Los Angeles, California
Gregg Chadwick
Jazz Life (Central Avenue)
30”x22” ink on paper 2018

Gregg Chadwick
Jazz Life (Central Avenue)
30”x22” ink on paper 2018
Gregg Chadwick
Beyond Light
30”x22” monotype on paper 2004 
Private Collection, San Francisco, California

Gregg Chadwick
Beyond Light
30”x22” monotype on paper 2004
Private Collection, San Francisco, California

Gregg Chadwick
Dupont Circle
30”x22” monotype on paper 2018 
 Elsa Barkley Collection, Bethesda, Maryland

Gregg Chadwick
Dupont Circle
30”x22” monotype on paper 2018
Elsa Barkley Collection, Bethesda, Maryland
Gregg Chadwick
Passeggiata
30"x22" monotype on paper 2011
Laura Bavlnka Collection, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gregg Chadwick
Passeggiata
30"x22" monotype on paper 2011
Laura Bavlnka Collection, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Gregg Chadwick
1619
 30”x22” gouache on paper 2019
   (Private Collection, Los Angeles)  

Gregg Chadwick
1619
30”x22” gouache on paper 2019
(Private Collection, Los Angeles)  
Gregg Chadwick
Angel of the Waters
30"x22"gouache on paper 2021
Judd Collection, New York, New York

Gregg Chadwick
Angel of the Waters
30"x22"gouache on paper 2021
Judd Collection, New York, New York
Gregg Chadwick
The Diasporist (Portrait of RB Kitaj)
30”x22” monotype on paper 2011

Gregg Chadwick
The Diasporist (Portrait of RB Kitaj)
30”x22” monotype on paper 2011

Gregg Chadwick
Stilled Life (Akihabara)
30"x22" monotype on paper 2011 
Private Collection, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Gregg Chadwick
Stilled Life (Akihabara)
30"x22" monotype on paper 2011
Private Collection, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Gregg Chadwick
Tokyo Black & White
30”x22” monotype on paper 2011

Gregg Chadwick
Tokyo Black & White
30”x22” monotype on paper 2011

Gregg Chadwick
Golden Gate
30”x22” oil, ink, and monotype on paper 2011
Alana Caudillo Collection, Los Angeles, California

Gregg Chadwick
Golden Gate
30”x22” oil, ink, and monotype on paper 2011
Alana Caudillo Collection, Los Angeles, California
Gregg Chadwick
Stadtgeflüster (City Whispers)
22”x30” monotype on paper 2011 
Pavlish Collection, Palos Verdes, California

Gregg Chadwick
Stadtgeflüster (City Whispers)
22”x30” monotype on paper 2011
Pavlish Collection, Palos Verdes, California
Gregg Chadwick
Der Maler-Fenster (The Painter’s Window)
30”x22” monotype on paper 2011

Gregg Chadwick
Der Maler-Fenster (The Painter’s Window)
30”x22” monotype on paper 2011
Gregg Chadwick
Brecht's Song
30"x22" monotype on paper 2011 
Private Collection, Tallinin, Estonia

Gregg Chadwick
Brecht's Song
30"x22" monotype on paper 2011
Private Collection, Tallinin, Estonia

Gregg Chadwick
Der Himmel Draußen (The Sky Outside)
30"x22" monotype on paper 2011 
Private Collection, Los Angeles, California

Gregg Chadwick
Der Himmel Draußen (The Sky Outside)
30"x22" monotype on paper 2011
Private Collection, Los Angeles, California
Gregg Chadwick
Time and Water
30”x22” monotype on paper 2011 
Private Collection, Los Angeles, California

Gregg Chadwick
Time and Water
30”x22” monotype on paper 2011
Private Collection, Los Angeles, California
Gregg Chadwick
Das eherne Zeitalter (The Age of Bronze)
30”x22” monotype on paper 2011
Bavlnka Collection, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gregg Chadwick
Das eherne Zeitalter (The Age of Bronze)
30”x22” monotype on paper 2011
Bavlnka Collection, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Gregg Chadwick
Madama Butterfly
30”x22” oil, ink, and monotype on paper 2019

Gregg Chadwick
Madama Butterfly
30”x22” oil, ink, and monotype on paper 2019
Gregg Chadwick
Generation Pink
30”x22” monotype on paper 2018 
Private Collection, Los Angeles, California

Gregg Chadwick
Generation Pink
30”x22” monotype on paper 2018
Private Collection, Los Angeles, California

Gregg Chadwick
Chicago: Under the El
30”x22” monotype on paper 2018

Gregg Chadwick
Chicago: Under the El
30”x22” monotype on paper 2018
Gregg Chadwick
Blue Notes (Central Park)
30”x22” monotype on paper 2018 
Private Collection, Los Angeles, California

Gregg Chadwick
Blue Notes (Central Park)
30”x22” monotype on paper 2018
Private Collection, Los Angeles, California
Gregg Chadwick
Rauch Licht (Smoke Light)
30”x22” monotype on paper 2011

Gregg Chadwick
Rauch Licht (Smoke Light)
30”x22” monotype on paper 2011
Gregg Chadwick's monotypes in process at Aurobora Press, San Francisco 2004

Gregg Chadwick's monotypes in process at Aurobora Press, San Francisco 2004

Notes on the Monotype Process


Spontaneity characterizes the monotype. A monotype is generally made by brushing printer's ink or oil paint onto a smooth surface such as glass or a metal plate. The image is then transferred to paper before it dries, using a printing press or other means of pressure. I usually use a copper plate on which I paint an idea in oil based etching inks. Next I lay the plate onto the bed of a printing press and put a sheet of blank paper on top of the ink laden plate. The plate and paper are then run through the printing press under great pressure.


Because most of the image is transferred in the printing process, only one strong impression can be taken, hence the term monotype (one print). Additional impressions of the residual image are often printed (ghosts). They are significantly fainter than the first pull, yet at times these lighter, open images are successful as works of art.


The personal nature of the monotype suited experimental artists from William Blake, to Edgar Degas, to Milton Avery, to Mitchell Friedman. These artists used the monotype process to fashion works of great depth and mystery. Their artworks inspire my own.


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