Mary Teichman graduated from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1976, majoring in painting and printmaking. She has been making and showing her color etchings in galleries and museums since 1980. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, The Boston Athenaeum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of the City of New York in New York City, among others. She has received numerous awards and participated in over 175 juried and invitational exhibitions. She is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists, The Boston Printmakers, The Print Club of Albany, and Masscribes.
Mary has illustrated numerous children’s books and book jackets for HarperCollins, Henry Holt, Simon and Schuster, Viking/ Penguin and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her preferred techniques are egg tempera painting, where she makes her own paint using egg yolks, or copper plate etching, where she uses acid to incise metal plates which are coated with ink and run through an etching press. Detail and luminous translucent color are possible using the egg tempera medium; textures, soft colors and rich blacks are possible with etching.