Born in London, England, Merle Perlmutter is known in the printmaking world for soft-ground mezzotint etchings. She is represented in museum collections around the world, including Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR; Musee de Petit Format, Belgium; New York Public Library, 42nd St. branch print collection, NYC. She has been the recipient of the CAPS grant and of 44 additional printmaking awards. In 2009, she was the honoree of the Society of American Graphic Artists. Perlmutter has had ten one-person shows, including the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY, Silvermine Gallery, CT; Rizzoli Gallery, NYC; and the QCC Gallery, NYC. She has exhibited throughout the US and the world--at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The Old Print Shop, NYC; Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan; and INK Basel-Miami, American Graphics in Venice, Italy.