(Woman, Tree and Spotted Deer) by William Ernst Hentschel

(Woman, Tree and Spotted Deer) by William Ernst Hentschel

(Woman, Tree and Spotted Deer)

William Ernst Hentschel

Title

(Woman, Tree and Spotted Deer)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1930  
Technique
color airbrush stencil 
Image Size
16 3/4 x 16 1/2" image 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
unnumbered; edition probably 25, each printed uniquely 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy cream wove 
State
unique proof - published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
19583 
Price
$1,200.00 
Description
William Ernst Hentschel was born in New York on June 16, 1892. He studied art at the Art Students League, Columbia University, University of Kentucky (degree) and the Cincinnati Art Academy. In 1913 Hentschel was hired as a designer at Rookwood Pottery where he worked until 1932 and produced over 4000 designs. In 1921 he also began teaching at the Cincinnati Art Academy until his retirement in 1957. Early in 1928 he developed a printmaking method that involved using an airbrush with multiple stencils, an adaptation of pochoir. He showed these works at the Closson Gallery in 1929, Roullier’s in Chicago in 1930 and at the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1932. He also had an exhibit of around 40 prints at the Traxel Galleries in Cincinnati in the early ‘30s. He began to call this technique “Aquatone.” Because each work is printed individually impressions will vary in color.