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Johnny Friedlaender

Les grands oiseaux, 1950

Etching
25 3/4 × 19 1/2 in
65.4 × 49.5 cm
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Location
Brooklyn
About the work
ArtWise
Brooklyn

Currently framed in a wood frame with gold trim with plexiglass and with a side profile depth of …

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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, ‘Les grands oiseaux’, 1950, ArtWise
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About the work
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Currently framed in a wood frame with gold trim with plexiglass and with a side profile depth of .25 inches. The overall outside dimensions of the frame are 29 x 23 inches. Additional packing and shipping fees will apply if shipped framed. This piece has not been inspected outside of the frame.

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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

Les grands oiseaux, 1950

Etching
25 3/4 × 19 1/2 in
65.4 × 49.5 cm
Sold
Location
Brooklyn
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