Lithograph #1 by William Samuel Schwartz

Lithograph #1 by William Samuel Schwartz

Lithograph #1

William Samuel Schwartz

Title

Lithograph #1

 
Artist
Year
1928  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
13 5/8 x 18 3/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower left on old mat, stone, lower center right 
Edition Size
impression number 15 from an unstated edition 
Annotations
editioned and titled on recto, old mat 
Reference
 
Paper
Strathmore cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
14778 
Price
$1,200.00 
Description

Chicago based artist William Schwartz graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1917 and the Russian born immigrant become aware of Wassily Kandinksky's abstractions and aesthetic philosophy, which began to inform his work.

"Lithograph #1" the artist's first lithograph, done in 1928 is a Modernist, somewhat Cubist, highly abstracted cityscape, drawn in flattened surfaces with the litho crayon. Schwartz's compositions delved into both abstraction and representation and his attempts to merge the two, as in this image.

Schwartz worked in lithography for only 10 years, producing some 60 prints in editions that consisted of between 16 and 73 impressions. He titled them chronologically, eschewing descriptive titles. This was his first attempt at the medium.