Isaac Friedlander Woodcut WPA Era Rija 1928 18/30 Signed and Numbered

Isaac Friedlander (American, 1890–1968)  Woodcut
WPA era artist
Pencil signed on the right and numbered on the left, 18/30
with Rija 28 in front of the edition number.

Description of the artist:

“When at last he arrived in the United States, Friedlander found, in place of a land of challenge and opportunity, a nation locked in the grip of the Great Depression. Human suffering, unemployment, and despair were everywhere he looked. For him, however, deprivation and man’s struggle to cope with it had been the only way of life he knew.
Indeed, his art was firmly rooted in the imagery of human suffering and of man’s struggle with adversity: first in those youthful drawings in a czarist prison, then in the art of his homesick student days in Rome, and more recently in his work while teaching in Latvia. It was only natural, therefore, that his art during those depression years should focus on the lives and sufferings of the downtrodden he found wandering the streets of New York.”

Size: Coming Soon
Condition: near perfect and framed with a modern frame.

Bio:
“He was befriended by the Russian writer Maxim Gorky and began his print career in 1917. In 1929 he emigrated to the United States. A prolific etcher and wood engraver, his work emphasizes the imagery of his native Riga, the urban spectacle of New York during the Depression and the horror of the Holocaust.”

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Date Posted

06/20/19

Price

$300.00

Shipping

$30.00

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$30.00

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