The Egyptian by Hildegarde Haas

The Egyptian by Hildegarde Haas

The Egyptian

Hildegarde Haas

Title

The Egyptian

 
Artist
Year
1946  
Technique
ink on paper 
Image Size
10 11/16 x 8 7/16" image size 
Signature
ink, lower right 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
ink dated after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
thin cream wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
22452 
Price
$475.00 
Description

A drawing in ink by Hildegarde Haas. "The Egyptian" was done in 1946, when the artist was 20 years old and was still living and studying in New York. During this period she also worked as a printmaker, creating abstracted color woodcuts. She moved to California in 1951.

Haas had a condition called "synesthesia" which allowed her to visualize music she heard and she would work while listening to music. Her artworks, which lean toward rhythmic and calligraphic abstraction, were included in the exhibition "Young American Printmakers" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1953. She exhibited nationally at juried exhibitions and her work frequently drew comments by critics highlighting these shows.