Horses - from the Animal Series by Jacob Landau

Horses - from the Animal Series by Jacob Landau

Horses - from the Animal Series

Jacob Landau

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Title

Horses - from the Animal Series

 
Artist

Jacob Landau

  1917 - 2001 (biography)
Year
1961  
Technique
woodcut 
Image Size
15 1/2 x 14 1/2" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
34 of 50  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
New Jersey 80-#4; illustrated p.90 
Paper
cream Mulberry paper 
State
published 
Publisher
TV Guide 
Inventory ID
14582 
Price
$500.00 
Description

In 1961 Jacob Landau was commissioned by 'TV Guide' to do a series of 4 woodcuts, "The Animal Series", to be used for a newspaper advertising campaign. "Horses" was number 4 in the series and was done in two editions of 50 each.

Landau, using only black and white line, captures the chaos of a small herd of horses in full panic, their legs and hooves intertwined, their bodies writhing as they try to escape whatever danger has presented itself. A powerful image, done using a simple medium.

Jacob Landau was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 17, 1917. Landau began drawing at the age of three, and when he was 12 he began studying at the Graphic Sketch Club, now known as the Samuel Fleisher Memorial. In 1934 he won a competition in Scholastic magazine for his illustration for Kipling's Jungle Book. In 1935, Landau received a scholarship from the Museum School of Industrial Art to study illustration, printmaking and painting. After graduating in 1939 he moved to New York City, where he experimented with a variety of styles, treatments and media.

From 1954 to 1957 Landau taught at the Philadelphia College of Art before moving to Pratt Institute where he taught for 20 years. In 1975, he became a faculty member of the Artist teacher Institute, a 10-day summer residency program sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

 

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