Eagle Beak by Ellen Lanyon

Eagle Beak by Ellen Lanyon

Eagle Beak

Ellen Lanyon

Title

Eagle Beak

 
Artist

Ellen Lanyon

  1926 - 2013 (biography)
Year
1985  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
41 5/8 x 30 1/4" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
11 of 25  
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned; publisher's chop and copyright in lower left 
Reference
Landfall Press EL-84-891 
Paper
light gray Rives BFK France wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist and Landfall Press 
Inventory ID
21882 
Price
$900.00 
Description

Chicago printmaker Ellen Lanyon displays her exceptional drawing skills to create this large lithograph of an eagle with a fish, perched beneath an "Eagle Beak" rock outcropping, done at Landfall Press in Chicago with Master Printer Jack Lemon.

There are eagles' head rock formations thoroughout the world and this one is not identified, it may be imaginary. The composition allows the artist to explore the interplay and contrastss of the surfaces between the craggy rocks and the soft feathers of the eagle, highlighted with a bright sunlight. The eagle appears to threaten an unseen interloper who may have eyes on the its dinner, a large fish, laid out on a smooth rock.