Werner Drewes

Artist's Biography

American Indians.

Woodcuts, 1973.
Paper size 24 15/16 x 19 5/8" (63.3 x 49.9 cm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 94367
Price: $4,000.00
Publisher : Published by the International Print Society, New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Eight woodcuts, loose, in a tan cloth portfolio. Also includes a title page and table of contents. Edition limited to forty copies, numbered I/XL - 40/XL and five artist's proofs, numbered A.P. 1/5 - 5/5.

Each woodcut is signed, titled, dated and inscribed "30/XL".

The Native Americans tribes represented in this portfolio include the Cheyenne, Cree, Sauk, Sioux, Kickapoo, Blackfoot, Oto and Apache.

"My portfolio of eight heads of American Indians is a purely personal interpretation of character studies of different tribes as seen by early artists. They claim no merit of verity but try to show the impact of certain pictures I have seen and the realization of images I dreamt of when I read my first Indian stories as a boy. Those dreams were of heroic figures and deeds and helped keep alive my deep interest in the cultures of the American Indians." - Werner Drewes.
20th Century Subjects , Western & Indian