|Description: We offer a 19 ¾” x 14 5/8” signed lithograph by Emil Ganso on ivory handmade laid paper. It is pencil signed “Ganso” at the lower right, editioned 1/3, and titled “Joyce” at the lower left. Verso is stamped “The Downtown Gallery” with two dates, November 26, 1934 and November 15, 1935. Item #PR00167.
An earlier edition of this lithograph appears in auction records with slightly different coloring. It is an edition of 15, titled “Daphne.”
Emil Ganso (1895-1941) was born in Halberstadt, Germany and came to the United States in his teens. He worked as a baker while taking evening classes at the National Academy's School of Fine Arts. By 1926 Ganso had artistic representation with Weyhe Gallery and secured the funds to spend his summer at the art colony of Woodstock. He met many fellow artists including: George Bellows, Alexander Brook, Leon Kroll, and Katherine Schmidt. He moved to the town for a time before his artist-in-residence position at the University of Iowa.
Condition: There are two small pinholes, one at the top and one at the bottom margin and an unobtrusive crease at the lower left margin, but the print is in good presentable condition.