City by John von Wicht

City by John von Wicht

City

John von Wicht

Title

City

 
Artist

John von Wicht

  1888 - 1970 (biography)
Year
1953  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
17 1/2 x 12 3/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
2 of 20  
Annotations
titled and editioned; inscribed along lower sheet edge: sample 13 prints, 11 good ones 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
14464 
Price
$1,000.00 
Description

This cubistic lithograph was done by Von Wicht in an edition of 20 impressions and was printed by the Master Printer and artist Robert (Bob) Blackburn at the Printmaking Workshop which Blackburn opened in 1949 with von Wicht's help.

German immigrant John von Wicht came to the U.S. in 1923 after being unable to find work as an artist in post-war Berlin, but it wasn’t until his work as an army supply-barge operator in New York harbor during the second World War that he found his stride in style and subject matter.

Inspired by the nocturnal views of the New York skyline, he created works that illuminated the refracted cityscape and the vibrant lives of its inhabitants. “City” perfects this manmade beauty; it is immediately recognizable by anyone who resides in the bustling chaos of such a place.