Hibiscus (Taormina Sicily) by Meta Cohen Hendel

Hibiscus (Taormina Sicily) by Meta Cohen Hendel

Hibiscus (Taormina Sicily)

Meta Cohen Hendel

Title

Hibiscus (Taormina Sicily)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1930  
Technique
color woodengraving 
Image Size
19 7/8 x 15 5/8" image size 
Signature
black pigment, in image, lower left; pencil, lower right margin 
Edition Size
monoprint, variant edition 
Annotations
pencil titled, lower left margin 
Reference
illustrated in St. Gauden/Schiffer, Emerging from the Shadows, Vol. II pg. 474 
Paper
delicate Japanese laid 
State
variant proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
15043 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description

This rare, unique color woodengraving, a relief print is by German born, San Francisco printmaker Meta Hendel. Hendel applied oil based color to the block using brushes that printed with painterly rich color, not unlike an oil painting on canvas. Each impression printed would be uniquely colored, a monoprint.

Hendel's work is discussed and shown on pages 474 - 477 of volume II in Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960.

German born Meta Cohen Hendel attended the Académie Moderne in Paris studying with Fernand Leger and Amédée Ozenfant before emigrating to the U.S. in 1941.