In the Street of Life and Death, Segovia by Charles B. Keeler

In the Street of Life and Death, Segovia by Charles B. Keeler

In the Street of Life and Death, Segovia

Charles B. Keeler

Title

In the Street of Life and Death, Segovia

 
Artist
Year
c. 1927  
Technique
aquatint and etching 
Image Size
9 7/16 x 12" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
"No. 1" from a probably edition of 50 
Annotations
inscribed in pencil along lower sheet edge: In the Street of Life and Death, (calle de la Muerte y Vida, Segovia, Spain) 
Reference
Los Angeles Prints 1883-1980, #22, illustrated page 42; exhibited at the 18th Annual Exhibition of the Chicago Society of Etchers at the AIC, 1928, cat. no. 124 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20750 
Price
$750.00 
Description

Impressions of "In the Street of Life and Death, Segovia" were illustrated in 1928 in Fine Prints of the Year, An Exhibition of Etchings with the Chicago Society of Etchers, and the annual exhibition of the California Society of Printmakers in Los Angeles.

Charles Keeler had studied printmaking with Chicago printmaker Bertha Jaques. Keeler worked in almost pure aquatint, with just a few etched lines, just using the tones that the aquatint process creates.

In 1980 an impression of this image was included in "Los Angeles Prints, 1883-1980", mounted at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The catalog for the exhibition illustrates this image on page 42 (number 22).

"Calle de la Vida y la Muerte", also called "The Street of Life and Death", is off the Plaza de Somorrostro where the Academia de Artilleria (the Artillery Academy) is located in Segovia, Spain.