Starting with wood cuts in the 1400’s colorists have been engaged to add color by hand. Though techniques were soon developed for printing color for both woodblocks and intaglio, coloring by hand was the most widely used method until the invention of chromolithography in the late 18th century. This tradition continues to this day.

Jane Niebling has worked as a print and map colorist for private collectors, dealers and gallery owners for over 25 years.

As a former print dealer she is aware of the different coloring styles appropriate for prints and maps of various subjects and periods.

She uses only the finest watercolor and gouache paints, in period color palettes. Her studio, Paper Art, is located in Newburyport, Massachusetts.


Jane Niebling is an accomplished colorist specializing in hand-colored antique prints and maps. Newburyport, Massachusetts, 978-697-3567. PRIVACY POLICY