Aquariumvissen (Aquarium Fish) by Johannes (Jan) Theodorus Schonk

Aquariumvissen (Aquarium Fish) by Johannes (Jan) Theodorus Schonk

Aquariumvissen (Aquarium Fish)

Johannes (Jan) Theodorus Schonk

Title

Aquariumvissen (Aquarium Fish)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
woodcut 
Image Size
18 1/2 x 11 3/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right, initialled in image, lower left 
Edition Size
Artist's proof 
Annotations
gedrukt A.A. Artist in pencil in lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
fine ivory machine made paper 
State
Artist's proof 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
CAAL206 
Price
$900.00 
Description

A fine example of an Art Deco woodcut by Dutch artist Jan Schonk, done around 1930. As a result of his work in ceramics Schonk's images included many animal images, often using a white line to create the image and using the black background for a dramatic counterpoint.

After 1931 he devoted himself completely to his graphic work, which can be compared with fellow countryman M.C. Escher’s early work - large masses, varying planes, lines and forms that create rhythmic subjects.