(Floral) by Meta Cohen Hendel

(Floral) by Meta Cohen Hendel

(Floral)

Meta Cohen Hendel

Title

(Floral)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
wood engraving, heavy hand application of inks 
Image Size
12 3/8 x 15 7/8"  
Signature
pencil, within image 
Edition Size
not stated, under 25 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
fine, ivory laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
7954 
Price
$1,000.00 
Description

German born Meta Cohen Hendel attended the Académie Moderne in Paris studying with Fernand Leger and Amédée Ozenfant.

Meta Hendel's work is discussed and shown on pages 474 - 477 of volume II in Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960.

This rare, unique color woodengraving, a relief print is by German born, San Francisco printmaker Meta Hendel. Hendel applied oil based color to the block using brushes that printed with painterly rich color, not unlike an oil painting on canvas. Each impression printed would be uniquely colored, a monoprint.

Hendel developed a very unique approach to the color relief medium, which she described as wood engraving in 'How To Make A Color Wood Engraving' by Meta C. Hendel, published in the Magazine Of The San Francisco Women's Club, National League For Woman's Service, July 1946.

Art teachers at Bennington College in Vermont, filmed Hendel at work creating a color woodengraving in her San Francisco studio, though we have not yet found a copy.