Girl Reading by Lorser Feitelson

Girl Reading by Lorser Feitelson

Girl Reading

Lorser Feitelson

Title

Girl Reading

 
Artist
Year
1948  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
7 1/2 x 10 5/8"  
Signature
pencil, lower right; in stone, lower right in image 
Edition Size
4 of 50  
Annotations
printer's chop, lower left 
Reference
Feinblatt/Davis: LA Prints, 1883-1980, #52, not illustrated 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
RoCo1007 
Price
$3,000.00 
Description

Lorser Feitelson captures a moment in time, as a young woman drifts off while reading a book. The artist's drawing skill with the litho crayon is demonstrated in this print focusing on the figure and completely eliminating a background.

An impression of this image was included in the exhibition Los Angeles Prints 1883 - 1980 in 1980. It was printed in Los Angeles by the Master Printer Lynton Kistler who began making lithographs out of his garage studio. After briefly opening his own business, he moved to New York in 1941 where he worked in the printing trade. On returning to Los Angeles in 1945, he resumed working on projects for Merle Armitage who brought him more work from other artists such as Edward Weston, Millard Sheets, and Warren Newcombe and Beatrice Wood.

Kistler stopped making lithographs in 1952 because of an allergic reaction he developed to the acids used in lithography, and the expense of working on stone.