Martin Barooshian is a leading American printmaker, innovating in color intaglio prints which he began producing in 1970. Barooshian studied printmaking in 1956 with the internationally renowned printmaker, H.W. Hayter. His early work was influenced by the Surrealists, Gaugin, William Blake and Gorky. His subject matter is frequently mythological but he also deals with current affairs as represented by his series of prints on endangered species, and an etching entitled "Olympic Hurdler" which was designed specially for the 22nd Olympiad.