The Destruction of the World : The End of the World.
Inkwash and conte-crayon drawing and relief print, c.1938.
Image size 16 1/4 x22 1/4" (412 x 565 mm) drawing, 15 7/8 x 22" 403 x 557 mm) print..
Very good condition. LOCATION: New York City
Inventory Number: 60557
Edward Hagedorn (1902-1982) was born in Berkeley, California and spent most of his life in San Francisco. He studied briefly at the San Francisco School of Fine Arts and was a member of the Society of American Etchers. During the Great Depression he worked with the San Francisco area WPA producing a number of remarkable etchings, drypoints and metal relief prints. Most of these images are dark symbolism against the coming of WWII. His images of this period are strong and effective antiwar images. He experimented with printmaking, sometimes printing the image as an etching or drypoint and others inking the plate as a relief image and printing it that way.Signed and titled in pencil both print and drawing. 20th Century Subjects, Historical, World War II