Flight of Ducks, Lake Solitude (also: Summer Guests) by Hans Kleiber

Flight of Ducks, Lake Solitude (also: Summer Guests) by Hans Kleiber

Flight of Ducks, Lake Solitude (also: Summer Guests)

Hans Kleiber

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Title

Flight of Ducks, Lake Solitude (also: Summer Guests)

 
Artist

Hans Kleiber

  1887 - 1967 (biography)
Year
1933  
Technique
drypoint 
Image Size
8 1/4 x 6 9/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
240 
Annotations
 
Reference
Temple/Moreland pages 6 & 133; CSP publication, 1933; Library of Congress 1 
Paper
cream laid 
State
published 
Publisher
California Society of Printmakers 
Inventory ID
DABY116 
Price
$300.00 
Description

Kleiber’s two main interests, nature and art, made for one of the finest collections of early 20th century images of the American West, as Kleiber made his way from Wyoming to Montana to Idaho in search of the idyllic scenes he most loved.

In “Flight of Ducks: Lake Solitude”

the familiar swoop of migrating fowl landing on a lake surface, surrounded by the grand faces of mountains, is an homage to the grace and grandeur of Wyoming’s isolated outback, for which Kleiber’s artistic hand does full justice.

Lake Solitude is located in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. It is a great destination for hikers seeking solitude and for viewing animal life. Ducks, geese, and swans are members of the Anatidae family, a large family associated with water habitats around the world.

An unusual path led to Hans Kleiber’s career as an artist, a career that, despite his clear talent, he may have considered secondary to the work he found not long after he arrived in the U.S. as an emigree from Germany: that of a park ranger. He was primarily a self taught artist, inspired by those things which surrounded him. Majestic mountain scenery and wildlife played particular roles in his self expression, found in abundance through his employment with the U.S. Forest Service.

 
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