City Hotel, Columbia by Charles Frederick Surendorf

City Hotel, Columbia by Charles Frederick Surendorf

City Hotel, Columbia

Charles Frederick Surendorf

Title

City Hotel, Columbia

 
Artist
Year
c. 1946  
Technique
blockprint 
Image Size
11 7/16 x 16 5/16" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1st Ed/100 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
tissue wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
23120 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This blockprint by Northern California printmaker Charles Surendorf was done around 1946. The subject of the composition is the City Hotel, which has been restored, in Columbia, California where the artist had establsihed his studio and gallery in 1946. Columbia is located in the Mother Lode country of the Sierra foothills and has been designated a Historic Park, and outdoor museum.

Surendorf, a colorful character, sold his prints in his gallery, publishing them in editions of 100 impressions, not designating specific edition numbers.

The Columbia website states: "Visiting Columbia is like traveling back in time to the sights, smells, and sounds of a nineteenth century mining town—merchants dressed in 1850’s attire, a whiff of coal smoke from the blacksmith shop, and the rumble of a stagecoach pulling into town! where-is-columbiaSpend the day enjoying fun activities for the whole family. Pan for gold, explore exhibits, ride the stagecoach, discover unique shops, and learn about the rich history of the California gold rush on a guided town tour."