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Emil Ganso
“The Bathers”

Circa 1932

$1,850

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Original woodcut engraving on cream wove paper. Circa 1932. Printed 1951, from the edition of 200 (Smith 8-B). Signed by the artist’s wife “Ganso F.G.” In pencil lower right. Bathers is a masterpiece of Emil Ganso's woodcut technique. Employing the white line method he has constructed strong areas of light and dark and modeled the bathers with intricate cross hatchings. The woodcut engraving is housed a a beautiful black ebonized Eastlake frame with faux decorative gilded and marbleized panels. Overall measurements 16.5 by 14.5 inches. Emil Ganso: An accomplished painter, wood engraver, lithographer and etcher, Emil Ganso was a master of still-lifes, landscapes and nudes. Born in Germany, Emil Ganso was forced to earn his living from early childhood. He thus became a baker and continued in that trade when he arrived to the United States in 1912. Struggling to survive, Ganso was mainly self-taught in art with the exception of a three week night course at the National Academy. A large turning point in his career came during the First World War when he met and was befriended by the famous Bulgarian/French artist, Jules Pascin (1885-1930). Escaping persecution from the War, Pascin lived in New York until 1920. During his spare hours, Emil Ganso often worked in Pascin's studio, painting and drawing his models. During the following years Emil Ganso created many brilliant works of art in all graphic media. In 1933 he won the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship which allowed him to travel and work in Europe for a period of one year. Upon his return he joined the well known Woodstock community of artists in New York State. Today, Emil Ganso's original prints and drawings are included in most major American collections, such as, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Woodstock Artists Association, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

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  • Creation Year
    Circa 1932
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)Width: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Southampton, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1415761021

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