Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.96.
At the Slade Strang studied for 6 years under Alphonse Legros, Slade Professor from 1876 to 1883, an early champion of the metal-point revival. Strang became assistant master in the etching class and one of the principal practitioners of the demanding medium of metal-point during its short-lived revival in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (until this time it had hardly been used since the early 16th century). He exploited metal-point’s capacity to express romanticised prettiness in soft, silvery tones. Technically brilliant, Strang drew at he engraved creating areas of tonality through a system of parallel lines, hatching and cross hatching.