San Francisco. Temple Emanu-El by Max Pollak

San Francisco. Temple Emanu-El by Max Pollak

San Francisco. Temple Emanu-El

Max Pollak

Title

San Francisco. Temple Emanu-El

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
c. 1953  
Technique
etching, drypoint & color aquatint 
Image Size
13 15/16 x 13 7/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4/50, possibly only 10 printed 
Annotations
titled, lower left and editioned, lower center; annotated "printed a. 10"; stamped on verso: "MADE IN AUSTRIA" 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white laid Japanese 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
PAKU116 
Price
$1,000.00 
Description

Max Pollak used all of San Francisco as his muse - the overview, the streets, the bridges, the neighborhoods and the architectural masterpieces.

"Tempel Emanu-el" is located at 2 Lake Street (at Arguello) in San Francisco, near the Presidio. It was designed by Arthur Brown, Jr., who helped design the Bay Bridge. Brown was inspired by the Haggia Sophia in Istanbul.

The building was dedicated in 1926 and in 1927, the American Institute of Architects selected Temple Emanu-El as the finest piece of architecture in Northern California. Pollak did this etching around 1953.