SMITH ANDERSEN EDITIONS is a small fine arts press established in Palo Alto, California in 1969. Located at 440 Pepper Ave., it was founded to encourage experimentation with the monoprint and monotype.
While invited artists have stressed the “unique” impression, ideas derived from monoprints have spawned editions published by SAE. SAE does no custom work. Artists whose inclinations and imagery seem suited to monotypes and derivative processes are invited to spend time at 440 Pepper Ave.
To date, SAE has published many contemporary projects. SAE hopes to encourage young artists as well as established painters and sculptors to work on unique prints – prints which employ the processes of painting drawing and printmaking to achieve fine works of art of distinguished vision.
In fulfilling its artistic goals, SAE can provide the collector of contemporary art with ambitious prints of quality at reasonable prices. Because of our experimental approach, the collector is often provided with a rich harvest of variants for critical consideration and purchase. The opportunity to view and select from a large body of work at the press can be exciting and challenging. Thus, SAE invites your inquiries and welcomes your visit.