Fountain for San Francisco (aka: Balconies) by Earl W. Stroh

Fountain for San Francisco (aka: Balconies) by Earl W. Stroh

Fountain for San Francisco (aka: Balconies)

Earl W. Stroh

Title

Fountain for San Francisco (aka: Balconies)

 
Artist

Earl W. Stroh

  1924 - 2005 (biography)
Year
c. 1955  
Technique
color etching 
Image Size
11 5/16 x 13 5/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Epreuve d'artist (Artist's Proof), not editioned. 
Annotations
pencil annotated "A Jim - epreuve d'artist - fountain for San Francisco" 
Reference
 
Paper
thick white wove 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
19650 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description

"Fountain for San Francisco" is a color etching done by Taos, New Mexico modernist Earl Stroh while he was in Paris while studying printmaking with Johnny Friedlaender at his atelier. Stroh was in Paris on a grant from art patroness Helene Wurlitzer, who lived in Taos, New Mexico.

Stroh printed a small group of proofs of these etchings, intending to edition them back in Taos. Something apparently happened on the ship when he was returning to the US and he lost his records and plates. Because of this incident the edition sizes, though small, are unknown.

This impression is annotated to "Jim" who might well have been from San Francisco. There is another impression of this print in the Museum of New Mexico collection that is titled "Balconies."