Seahorses by Max Pollak

Seahorses by Max Pollak

Seahorses

Max Pollak

Title

Seahorses

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
etching and aquatint in green-black ink 
Image Size
13 15/16 x 10 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
18 of 30  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory similie-vellum 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22850 
Price
$375.00 
Description

Max Pollak did this intaglio based on his observations in Mexico and Central America. He uses a black etched line to define the composition -- a small herd of seahorses, tails attached to stalks of seaweed and fish drifting by.

Using aquatint and a black-green ink he creates an underwater landscape, the bottom of a shallow, tropical sea. The Pacific coast was the source of a number of Pollak's printed images.