Studio Interior No. 1 by Armin Landeck

Studio Interior No. 1 by Armin Landeck

Studio Interior No. 1

Armin Landeck

Title

Studio Interior No. 1

 
Artist

Armin Landeck

  1905 - 1984 (biography)
Year
1935 / probably printed later 
Technique
drypoint 
Image Size
7 15/16 x 10 9/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Artist's Proof 6/10 
Annotations
dated 1935 after signature 
Reference
Kraeft 57, illustrated p. 49 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
Artist's Proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
TILA116 
Price
$3,000.00 
Description

According to Landeck, this was the interior of his first studio in Cornwall, Connecticut. The artist's etching press dominates the foreground, in the back are cabinets for paper. On the far wall is hung an impression of Landeck's 1932 lithograph, "View of New York".

Author/print scholar Albert Reese commented about this print in the Kraeft raisonne of Landeck's prints, page 13:

"It is with his drypoint of "Studio Interior" (No.1), however, that Landeck gets into his full stride. This is a technical achievement of the first water; the detail however small is subordinate to the design; there is a harmony and flow of line that integrates the component units of the composition in a rhythmic whole - witness, for instance the open drawers of the table that carry the planes of the table-top to the bench below and which is further sustained by the bed of the etching press; the light and shade are well distributed and for richness of tone the quality of the drypoint is superb."

Like many depression era printmakers Landeck often did not print a completed edition, preferring to pull a few proofs to send to shows and perhaps sell one every now and then. Editions would be printed at a later date.