Crusader by John Ihle

Crusader by John Ihle

Crusader

John Ihle

Title

Crusader

 
Artist

John Ihle

  1925 - 2002 (biography)
Year
1960  
Technique
color etching from two zinc plates with color a la poupee and relief roll-up 
Image Size
16 7/8 x 15 5/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
color trial proof, outside edition of 40 
Annotations
titled & dated in pencil 
Reference
North Dakota 5 (illustrated in color); Achenbach 1972.57.23 
Paper
heavy ivory Arches 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20723 
Price
$450.00 
Description

"Crusader" was the first print Ihle did in his "Dualism Series", beginning in 1960. The series and this print was partly inspired by his reading Charles Lamb's 'Crusaders' and in part from the abstract expressionist movement, particularly the works of Franz Kline and William DeKooning.

Ihle took several of his small, pictograph-like images and exploded them to the metal plate using asphaltum and shellac in a painterly way and a second plate to add the color.

Because of the experimental nature of this work impressions will vary in color from print to print.