a large format print with artist's HM monogram at lower left, annotated in pencil on the bottom margin, Orig. Holzschnitt Handdruck (original woodcut hand-printed) with tiny circular impressed seal from the paper manufacturer, Wohlgemut & Lisener, Berlin, signed at lower right, H. Maß, self-carved and self-printd, ca. 1920
18 7/8 by 20 1/2 in., 47.9 by 52 cm
Helene Maß was a Berlin-based graphic artist, landscape and flower painter, and an etching and woodblock printmaker. She was born in Posen (today Trzcianka, Poland), and studied at the Prussian Academy of Arts under Paul Flickel, Ludwig Dettmann and Walter Leistikow, who influenced her work. She was a member of the Berlin Secessionists, participating in their first exhibition, as well as the Association of Berlin Female Artists (Verein der Berliner Kunstlerinnen). She was also active in the Reichsverband bildender Kunstler Deutschlands.
Image rights: Scholten Japanese Art
Publisher: Self carved, self printed
Robert O. Mueller, Newton, Connecticut