57th Street Art Studios (Chicago) by Emil Armin

57th Street Art Studios (Chicago) by Emil Armin

57th Street Art Studios (Chicago)

Emil Armin

Title

57th Street Art Studios (Chicago)

 
Artist

Emil Armin

  1883 - 1971 (biography)
Year
c. 1930  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
8 1/4 x 12" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right (written over old title) 
Edition Size
numbered 88 
Annotations
pencil titled in lower left, editioned lower center; written in lower center: "Season's Greetings '80" 
Reference
AIC: http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/53337?search_no=1&index=19 
Paper
thin, antique-white laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
19886 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Emil Armin was born was born in Radautz, Romania on April 1, 1883. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's evening classes. Armin graduated in 1920, and between 1922 and 1949 he exhibited his works at the Art Institute annuals and was invovled in the 'No-Jury Society', organized in 1922.

In 1929 Armin and Jacob Z Jacobson, a Chicago writer, shared a studio on 57th Street in Hyde Park in Chicago. This two-color woodcut depicts the everyday life in the street in front of the studio. It was given as a gift to someone in 1980.

The 57th Street art area is still home to the annual 57th Street Art Fair, where around 200 artists from all over North America set up shop on the first full weekend of June. It now attracts around 20,000 visitors each year.