Johnny Friedlaender, ‘Composition, 1963’, 1963, Joseph Grossman Fine Art Gallery
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Johnny Friedlaender

Composition, 1963, 1963

BFK Rives paper
29 3/4 × 22 1/4 × 1/10 in
75.6 × 56.5 × 0.3 cm
Edition E.A./50 + 1AP
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$1,200
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JGF
Joseph Grossman Fine Art Gallery

This beautiful etching and aquatint is immediately identifiable as an excellent example of the …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right in pencil. Also signed in the plate, lower right.
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Johnny Friedlaender
Polish, 1912–1992
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Although Johnny Friedlaender pursued watercolor and oil painting throughout his career, describing himself as a “painter who engraves,” his artistic legacy centers on color printmaking, techniques of which he pioneered. His early black-and-white prints drew heavily on Surrealism and Expressionism, executing phantasmorgic visions of animals and human figures, as in Cheval (1940), an aquatint etching of a horse leaping up towards the moon. Friedlaender’s abstracted portrayals of nature as a majestic, mystical force have been likened to Caspar David Friedrich’s transcendent landscapes, which he admired. As his style matured, Freidlaender rejected the gestural abandon of Expressionism, fully embracing a precise style of abstraction instead. He became known for musically oriented compositions of delicate forms and symbols in a harmonious palette.

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This beautiful etching and aquatint is immediately identifiable as an excellent example of the work of Johnny Friedlaender (1912-1992). Friedlaender was a leading 20th-century artist, whose works have been exhibited in Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Japan and the United States. He has been influential upon …

Medium
Condition
Please see description for a complete condition report.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right in pencil. Also signed in the plate, lower right.
Frame
Not included
Publisher
unknown
Johnny Friedlaender
Polish, 1912–1992
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Although Johnny Friedlaender pursued watercolor and oil painting throughout his career, describing himself as a “painter who engraves,” his artistic legacy centers on color printmaking, techniques of which he pioneered. His early black-and-white prints drew heavily on Surrealism and Expressionism, executing phantasmorgic visions of animals and human figures, as in Cheval (1940), an aquatint etching of a horse leaping up towards the moon. Friedlaender’s abstracted portrayals of nature as a majestic, mystical force have been likened to Caspar David Friedrich’s transcendent landscapes, which he admired. As his style matured, Freidlaender rejected the gestural abandon of Expressionism, fully embracing a precise style of abstraction instead. He became known for musically oriented compositions of delicate forms and symbols in a harmonious palette.

Johnny Friedlaender

Composition, 1963, 1963

BFK Rives paper
29 3/4 × 22 1/4 × 1/10 in
75.6 × 56.5 × 0.3 cm
Edition E.A./50 + 1AP
.
$1,200
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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