Dinner by Abram Krol

Dinner by Abram Krol

Dinner

Abram Krol

Title

Dinner

 
Artist

Abram Krol

  1919 - 2001 (biography)
Year
c. 1950  
Technique
engraving with aquatint 
Image Size
15 5/8 x 12 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right; artist's pyramid symbol, lower right image 
Edition Size
53 of 220  
Annotations
pencil signed and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
Rives white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
La Guilde Internationale de la Gravure, Geneva, Switzerland 
Inventory ID
10607 
Price
$375.00 
Description

Polish born Abram Krol began studying in France in 1939 where took on a false identity to avoid the Nazis. In the mid 1940s he met an engraver who taught him the technique, fellow Lodz ex-pat Joseph Hecht, who taught S.W. Hayter engraving and was, in a sense, a "founder" of Atelier 17 in Paris. Hecht, who was also Jewish, stayed in Europe during the war, also moving and hiding from the Nazis.

Like Hecht, Krol also frequently turned to the animal world for his subject matter, such as this engraving depicting a young, exotic Guanaco nursing. Krol uses a pyramid symbol in the lower right as an identifier.

This image was published by La Guilde Internationale de la Gravure, Geneva, Switzerland in an edition of 220.