Andrew Raftery’s roots were in East Providence, from where his first generation Irish father came. He grew up in Washington, D.C., made his first print at the age of eleven, and attained a BFA from Boston University and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. Raftery, a professor of printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he has taught since 1991, is renowned for his mastery of engraving. He has won numerous awards and fellowships and exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions at many major venues in the East.
Featured in: NetWorks 2011 – 2012 Catalogue
Andrew Raftery: Autobiography of a Garden on Twelve Engraved Plates
Video: Richard Goulis
Souvenirs du Jura Op. 44
composed by Napoleon Coste
performed by Andrew Raftery
Smithsonian Photographs: U.S. National Archives Artwork Courtesy of Mary Ryan Gallery
Photography: Erik Gould and Ned Lochaya
Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.