(Two Horses) by Eduard Buk Ulreich

(Two Horses) by Eduard Buk Ulreich

(Two Horses)

Eduard Buk Ulreich

Title

(Two Horses)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1930  
Technique
glass plate monotype 
Image Size
12 x 14 7/8" image and paper size 
Signature
signed "BUK" in brown ink in the lower left image 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
thin white wove 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18002 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This monotype was done on a sheet of glass covered with black ink and then wiped back to the white. In 1912 Ulreich made a sojourn to 19 Native American reservations in the Southwest, studying the culture. He rode a black pony for the 1000 mile trip, where he also participated in a cattle drive with the Chiricahua Cattle Company. Horses played a prominent role in his work thereafter.

Hungarian born "Buk" Ulreich worked as a mural designer for the WPA, he created frescos and mosaics and tapestries for buildings throughout the mid-West and East Coast during the late 1930s and 1940s.

Along with his wife, artist Nura Woodson Ulreich, he illustrated books and magazines. He exhibited widely including at the Art Institute of Chicago, Corcoran Gallery, Anderson Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art and Gump's Gallery in San Francisco.

Ulreich would sign his work "BUK", which is sometimes confused with American author and sometime artist Charles Bukowski, who also used "Buk" as a signature.