Fisherman by Richard John Prasch

Fisherman by Richard John Prasch

Fisherman

Richard John Prasch

Title

Fisherman

 
Artist
Year
1949  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
9 13/16 x 7 3/8" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
5 of 15  
Annotations
pencil titled, editioned and annotated: "For Mr. McKinney - with deep appreciation for your interest and encouragement / R.P. 1949." 
Reference
Portland Art Museum 49.65. 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20585 
Price
$400.00 
Description

Northwest artist Richard Prasch was born in Seattle and lived in Portland, Oregon. This portrait of a fisherman is done in a modernist style that incorporates both Cubism and Surrealism and runs the gamut from dense black to white. There is another impression of "Fisherman" in the collection of the Portland Art Museum.

"Fisherman" was done in 1949. Prasch returned to school after military service during WWII. He enrolled to study art at the University of Washington in 1948, where he received his BA before attending the University Oregon, where he received his MFA in 1951.

This impression is dedicated by Prasch "For Mr. McKinney - with deep appreciation for your interest and encouragement / R.P. 1949." This could well have been artist George McKinney who was living in Puyallup, Washington in the late 1940s.