Judge M.C. Sloss (San Francisco portrait series) by Max Pollak

Judge M.C. Sloss (San Francisco portrait series) by Max Pollak

Judge M.C. Sloss (San Francisco portrait series)

Max Pollak

Title

Judge M.C. Sloss (San Francisco portrait series)

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
drypoint 
Image Size
12 15/16 x 10 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
IInd P.P. 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned as a sencond printer's proof 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22643 
Price
Price On Request 
Description
Pollak executed a series of portraits of high-profile San Franciscans in the 1940s. Among them is this portrait of Marcus (Max or Dick) Cauffman Sloss, a lawyer and judge for the Supreme Court of California. He was known for his work with labor union representation, including the noted West Coast waterfront strike of 1934, and wrote the upholding opinion on the constitutionality of the State's Worker's Compensation Act (1913).