Mountain Farm, Sante Fe
A woodcut hand-printed by the artist himself, Emil Armin, in black and red, with deep, deep colors and gorgeous imagery. From the first printing of this important print.
Created on Emil Armin’s first and very brief visit to Santa Fe in 1928. As Z.J. Jacobson discussed in his book about Armin, this trip was Emil Armin’s first trip to the West, where “he received a cheery welcome from old acquaintances in Santa Fe, and at a party given by Mr. and Mrs. Datus E. Meyers, he met most of the artists of the local colony.” Having little money and very little time to waste, Armin set about creating art. He returned to Chicago with “more than twenty pieces”, including this one.
An example of this work is held by the Art Institute of Chicago. Another was owned by legendary Motown producer Berry Gordy.
|Dimensions||35 × 23 in|
Woodcut print in black and red hand-printed by the artist
Cream Japanese paper
Signed by the artist, in pencil, en recto lower right. Titled en recto lower left. Editioned en recto lower center. Artist name also carved in the block.
This is the 22nd impression out of the edition of 50.
Framed with a silk-wrapped mat in an aged-gilt wood and plaster frame, which we estimate to date from 1960-1970.
Very good condition with modest age toning.
17.125 in. (h) x 18.75 in. (w)
10.75 in. (h) x 12 in. (w)
8 in. (h) x 10 in. (w)
Bearing a property label from the Hillel Foundation at the University of Michigan. Lengthy hand-written exhibition history also appears en verso.
This print has been exhibited at Spanish Chest, Sante Fe (1928); Cinema Art Theatre, Chicago (1930); Walden Book Shop (1930); Elvira, New York (1930); Studio Gallerie, Chicago (1930); Art Institute, Chicago (1930); The Galleries, Marshall Field, Chicago (1931); Woman’s Club, Margeville, Michigan (1932)
J. Z. Jacobson, 35 Saints and Emil Armin, 1929 (127-28)