Untitled Abstraction by John Ihle

Untitled Abstraction by John Ihle

Untitled Abstraction

John Ihle

Title

Untitled Abstraction

 
Artist

John Ihle

  1925 - 2002 (biography)
Year
1949  
Technique
mixed technique color intaglio with linocut 
Image Size
6 x 14 9/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
3 of 10  
Annotations
pencil editioned, lower left 
Reference
Not listed in Achenbach catalog 
Paper
thick ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
23002 
Price
$600.00 
Description

John Ihle learned printmaking from Iowa graduate Charles White in 1948. In 1949 he went to study with Mauricio Lasansky at Iowa during the summer of 1949. At Iowa he learned many of the experimental intaglio techniques that had been developed at Atelier 17 in New York and, in turn, by Lasansky. He then went on to assist Iowa graduate Ernest Freed at Bradley University.

Ihle combines aquatint, etching, engraving and offset linocut to create this composition that evokes the interior of a cave, with vignettes of pictographic beasts and flora, a small figurative element in a doorway and overall tones that simulate moss and rock.

This rare impression, numbered 3/10, is not listed in any of the artist's catalogues and is signed including the artist's middle initial, something he quit doing in 1950.