D. G. Carr

  • Fritz Faiss

    Mr. Faiss has revived the use of Punic Wax, a technique in which beeswax is heated in sea water and soda until it becomes very hard. Then wax is melted and powdered color, resin and oil are mixed into it. The canvas and palette must both be kept heated while working and then a final “burning in” process is employed. Encaustic is not only an indestructible material, but a great variety of textural possibilities can be produced. His religious paintings produced between the years 1940 and 1945 under the constant fear of Nazi terrorism, show a simple and moving sensitiveness. His more recent works