Etching and drypoint, c.1935.
Image size 15 3/4 x 21 3/4" (39.9 x 50.2 cm).
Very good condition. LOCATION: New York City
Inventory Number: 21552
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 other times inking the plate as a relief image and printing it that way.