Bathers. [Wood engraving by Emil Ganso]
Large wood engraving of the “Bathers” by Emil Ganso (1895-1941), the German expatriate painter and printmaker who was part of the Woodstock, New York School of art. The work was commissioned by and published in the Colophon magazine in 1933, the same year as Ganso was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Largely self-taught, Ganso worked in various graphic media—painting, lithography, etching, and engraving, becoming noted for his still-lifes, landscapes, and nudes. A master of the engraver’s burin, his cross-hatching technique expertly models the flesh of the figures in the foreground and gives depth the landscape beyond.
Description: Bathers. [Wood engraving by Emil Ganso]
[New York, 1933]. Wood engraving on mulberry tissue paper. Sheet: approx. 10½ x 8¼ inches; image: approx. 8 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches. Signed in the plate “Ganso”. Toned; tiny mounting remnant to verso; very good, strong impression.