Portrait of Moses Lasky by Roy W. Ragle

Portrait of Moses Lasky by Roy W. Ragle

Portrait of Moses Lasky

Roy W. Ragle

Title

Portrait of Moses Lasky

 
Artist

Roy W. Ragle

  1944 - 2014 (biography)
Year
c. 1985  
Technique
woodcut 
Image Size
31 7/8 x 23 7/8" image 
Signature
lower right, pencil 
Edition Size
2 of 30  
Annotations
titled, editioned, annotated: "For a friend: Jesus Romero" 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Japanese paper 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
14886 
Price
$1,750.00 
Description

A portrait in woodcut of San Francisco print collector and lawyer, the late Moses Lasky who, in his long career, represented many high profile clients including Howard Hughs and the Oakland Raiders.

Roy Ragle had a successful career exhibiting his astonishingly detailed and very large woodcut portraits. His work was often mistakingly labelled as lithographs or etchings in exhibitions because no one believed that his fluid, spidery line work could come from the rigid woodcut form. His mastery of craft was matched by the psychological perception of his subjects, which more often than not included himself, as he described the harrowing affects of Crohn's disease on his physiognomy.

This impression is dedicated to printer Jesus Romero who assisted in the printing of this image.