Jose Ortiz-Echague and Fresson
This is probably a question for Sandy King and Art Chakalis,
but anyway, I came across an article on Echague which he
actually dictated to Jordan in the American Annual of
Photography 1950. Therein he talks about his works, LOTS of
pictures, and his processes he uses. I remember, Sandy and
Art, the two of you having a disagreement about Echague at
the last APIS and couldn't remember what it was about but I
THOUGHT it was about Fresson and whether he used it or not.
SO, if it was, what he says in the article is this:
gum processes 1906- like say 1925, bromoil 1925, after a
couple years he went back to gum processes. 1925-35 he sent
large no.s of works to salons, on Fresson paper. He talks
of Artigue paper that was available in the early years but
disappeared 20 years ago (written in 1950). Then there was
Artistique made in France, and Hochheimer in Germany, but
the Fresson paper is what he used by pref for many years.
He also says he went into depth on this process in the 1929
issue of the American Annual.
All this stuff is old hat to the both of you I am sure, but
if perchance you don't have this article, I xeroxed it.
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