Untitled by Walter Egel Kuhlman

Untitled by Walter Egel Kuhlman

Untitled

Walter Egel Kuhlman

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Title

Untitled

 
Artist
Year
1949  
Technique
intaglio, printed in dark brown ink 
Image Size
4 5/8 x 7 7/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
7 of 8  
Annotations
dated after the signature 
Reference
Kuhlman 1009 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
ALSE109 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description

Walt Kuhlman’s work often meditated on the human condition, using veiled symbolism as a means of portraying our concern with death, isolation, and the unknown. His time in the Navy during World War II likely had a great impact on his subject matter, and in 1947 the chaos of war was still fresh in the minds of many former soldiers, including Kuhlman, who studied art on the G.I. bill upon his return.

Though Kuhlman often worked in a figurative style when it came to painting, his prints usually tended toward the abstract, as in the case of this untitled intaglio. Bird-like forms appear to take flight across a moody sky, tangled by deeply etched lines that curl and vibrate around the forms like electricity. A notion of departure, change, and perhaps grief are enveloped within the matrix, illuminated by Kuhlman’s deft wiping of the plate to achieve a sense of light filtering through the darkness.

 
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