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David Dickinson prints and photographs

Identifier: RITArt-0045

Scope and Contents

David Dickinson prints and photographs contain 13 pieces. Dickinson was known for his innovative early use of computers, particulary the Macintosh, in conjunction with traditional print methods. Most prints in this collection are computer generated intaglio prints. Others are somewhat unidentified, but likely etchings and photographs.

Computer generated intaglio prints:

  • L.E.M., 1 of 10, undated
  • ;
  • Dreaming of "M," 1987
  • ;
  • Hills that Never Were, artist proof, 1987
  • ;
  • Frontier of Chaos, 1988
  • ;
  • Random Peak, 1 of 12, 1988
  • ;
  • Complex Plane in the Vale of Seahorse, 2 of 10, 1988
  • ;
  • Random Lake, 2 of 10, 1989
  • Dates

    • Creation: circa 1971-1988


    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Biographical / Historical

    David Dickinson was born January 3, 1940 in Middlesex, England. He attended the Chelsea School of Art in London, Statens Handverks-og-Kunstindustriskole in Oslo, and RIT in Rochester. Before coming to RIT, Dickinson taught printmaking at Maidstone College of Art in England. After earning his MFA in printmaking from RIT in 1972, he was hired as an Assistant Professor in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Dickinson taught at RIT for 28 years, including courses in lithography, intaglio and relief printing, papermaking, painting, and fractal geometry as an art form. He also started the Illustration Department, one of the most popular programs at RIT.

    Dickinson was particularly known for his use of computers and fractal software as a fine art media in combination with traditional printmaking and photoetching, a technique he began pursuing in 1984. David Dickinson retired from RIT in 2000. He died in England in 2009.


    13 Item(s)




    Thirteen computer generated intaglio prints, etchings, and photographs by RIT professor David Dickinson.


    Collection is comprised of thirteen prints.

    Physical Location

    Computer generated intaglio prints:
    L.E.M, Eastman Building, Room 7048
    Dreaming of "M", Building 5, A500
    Hills that Never Were, RIT Archives Reading Room, Drawer 13
    Frontier of Chaos, C.S. North, Shelf 89, Box 8
    Random Peak, Student Alumni Union, 2120
    Complex Plane in the Vale of Seahorse, Storage room 3515, cubby 12
    Random Lake, Building 5, A500
    Three Plus One, Storage room 3515, cubby 12
    Ash, C.S. North, cubby 9
    Fall Furrows, C.S. North, Shelf 89, Box 8
    Legacy, C.S. North, Shlef 89, Box 8
    RIT Art Collection


    • David Dickinson at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology


    Artwork sizes vary: 7.5 x 5.5 to 43 x 30 inches

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.

    David Dickinson prints and photographs
    RIT Art Collection
    Amy Vilz
    07 September 2011
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archives Repository

    Rochester NY 14623 USA