Weber / Tscheco-Slovakia (Weaver, Czechoslavakia) by Max Pollak

Weber / Tscheco-Slovakia (Weaver, Czechoslavakia) by Max Pollak

Weber / Tscheco-Slovakia (Weaver, Czechoslavakia)

Max Pollak

Title

Weber / Tscheco-Slovakia (Weaver, Czechoslavakia)

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
c. 1915  
Technique
aquatint with etching 
Image Size
9 1/4 x 7 15/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
pencil titled along lower left sheet edge; stamped "Made in Austria" on verso; red Friedl Pollak Collection stamp in lower left sheet corner, recto 
Reference
 
Paper
buff wove Van Gelder Zonen 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22668 
Price
$350.00 
Description

Max Pollak was born in Czechoslavakia and raised in Vienna. A printmaker with a long, productive career his intaglios, which included genre, land and cityscapes, and portraits from throughout Europe, the United States and Latin America.

"Weaver..." is one of Pollak's earliest prints, done around 1915 in proofs only. The viewer peers into a room which includes a large loom with a seated weaver working its mechanical elements. In the background is a spinning wheel, used to create the yarn. The major source of illumination in the room is a small window at the back wall.