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Johnny Friedlaender

Le Grand Herbier, 1969

Aquatint in colors on paper
40 1/2 × 29 1/2 in
102.9 × 74.9 cm
Edition 30/95
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Framed Dimensions: 35in x 46in

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Signed and numbered in pencil along lower edge
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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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Framed Dimensions: 35in x 46in

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Signed and numbered in pencil along lower edge
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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.

Johnny Friedlaender

Le Grand Herbier, 1969

Aquatint in colors on paper
40 1/2 × 29 1/2 in
102.9 × 74.9 cm
Edition 30/95
Bidding closed
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