Twelve Etchings

Price: 2,750.00 USD

New York: Perls Galeries, 1947. 4 pages in text. Folio, 45 x 36 cm. Foreword by Rosamund Frost. With 12 superb color etchings, individually matted. Folio (18 x 14 inches), loose in portfolio. Printed by Ernest D. Roth, limited to fifty prints each, and the plates have been destroyed. Binding designed by Frank J. Chiarella. Portfolio containing Looking Glass * Black Bird * Bearded Bird Men * Psychic Levels * Dragon Fighters * Aspects of Mind * The Fisherman * Red Horse and Pyramid * Night Hermit * Flying Fish * Three Deep Sea Fish * Constellations. Each signed, dated, and numbered 24/50 in pencil. Various sizes with trimmed margins. Tschacbasov's prints are rarely seen on the art market. They are fine examples of American color printmaking of the 1940s. From 1936-1943 he has five one-man exhibitions at ACA Gallery in New York City -- his circle of friends at the time include Philip Evergood, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, William Gropper, the Soyer brothers, Robert Gwathmey, Marsden Hartley and Max Weber. In 1943 his painting style changes from social criticism to more personal and symbolic themes as registered in this work. First edition. Matted prints loose as issued. Near fine in worn clam shell box with front cover gilt lettering on leather panel.

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