Dan Welden is a master printmaker, painter, teacher, and author. He has been making prints and works on paper for more than 40 years. The coauthor of Printmaking in the Sun, he has taught and demonstrated printmaking at more than 200 universities, colleges, workshops, and schools.
Past president of the Society of American Graphic Artists, Welden has shown his work in more than 70 one-person exhibits and more than 500 group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan, Switzerland, China, Australia, New Zealand, and Peru.
In addition, his work is in many public and private collections throughout the country, including the Amity Art Foundation in Darien, Connecticut; Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland; Portland Museum of Art in Oregon; and Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
As the director of Hampton Editions, Ltd. in Sag Harbor, Long Island, he has collaborated with artists Robert Dash, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Jimmy Ernst, James Brooks, Dan Flavin, Esteban Vicente, William King, Ibram Lassaw, Kurt Vonnegut, Alfonso Ossorio, Jane Freilicher, David Salle, Eric Fischl, Louisa Chase, Linda Benglis, and many others.
He has been the keynote speaker at New York and the Pennsylvania art teachers conventions and has been a printmaking pioneer of health and safety, inspiring artists since 1971 to use safer and greener methods of Solarplate etching without the use of acids or other dangerous chemicals.