1931 Lithograph Russian Women Female Farmers Soviet Union Field Edmund XGQB4
This 80+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
- Product Type: Original Lithograph; Monochrome
- Grade: Near Mint
- Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 6.5 inches; 11 x 17 cm
- Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
- Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This collection features wonderfully executed offset lithographic prints based upon the original woodcuts of artist and illustrator Edmund Giesbert. The method of reproduction deftly retains the characteristics of the originals, clearly conveying movement and composition in a bold, direct manner. Giesbert's handling of the subjects and his selection of the simple woodcut to originally produce the images captures at once the harsh, and at times, brutal realities of the Soviet Union in the early 1930s, while also conveying the atmosphere and humanity of those individuals portrayed. These are wonderfully executed artistic reproductions worthy of any collection of Russian History or the various incarnation of populist movements in the early twentieth century.
This piece was illustrated by Giesbert, Edmund. Artist initials in print - top left of image.
Edmund Giesbert (1893-1971) was a German-born American graphic artist, illustrator, painter, member of the Renaissance Society, and professor of art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Born in 1893 in Neuwied, Germany, Giesbert's original paintings were Post-Impressionistic in style and figurative in form, featuring a dazzling use of color, line and composition. His subjects ranged from still-life to the human form. Giesbert's graphic work and illustration is often bold, featuring wonderfully succinct compositions and expressive visual handling of his subjects.
Keywords specific to this image: USSR, Plowing, Countryside, Communism, Peasant, Rural, Graphic, Bold