NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – When Andy Volpe talks of artists he admires, it’s not Picasso or da Vinci but names most won’t recognize, Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Durer, Hendrick Goltzius and Jacob de Gheyn. Volpe lives in Grafton and has a studio in Northbridge's Whitin Mill.
Schongauer and Durer, in the 1400 and 1500s, “were among the first to use goldsmithing techniques applied specifically to making images on paper as an illustrative means,’’ Volpe said. Goltzius and de Gheyn, in the 1600s, “were absolute masters in engraving.”
Though just 34, Volpe is ...