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"One at Bat" Rare Modernist Lithograph by Herman Volz c. 1940
Offered is an exceptional lithograph by California well listed artist Herman Roderick Volz (1904 - 1990). Born in Zurich, Switzerland on Christmas 1904. From an early age Volz assisted his grandfather who was a master craftsman in decorative arts. He then studied at the Art und Gewerbeschule in Zurich, the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna, and for four years in France, Spain, Italy, and Holland.
Volz moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 1933 and in 1939 painted murals on the façade of the Federal Bldg on Treasure Island. From 1944-48 he worked in Hollywood as a scenic artist and technical director at Actor's Lab. In the 1960s he established a home and studio in San Jose, CA where he remained until his demise on Dec. 30, 1990. Volz's lithographs of the 1930s and 40's expressed social and political themes of that difficult period.
Volz exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association from1939 to 1941, Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939; he had a solo exhibition at the Crocker Art Gallery in Sacramento in 1942.
"One at Bat" is an excellent example of Volz' early lithographs. This print's image size measures 14 1/2" x 10 1/4" and is printed on Warren's Oldestyle paper. Lithograph is numbered 10 of 18 and is pencil signed in the lower right. This print is offered in a fine mat professionally and archival mounted. Ready to frame and enjoy.
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19th/20th Century American and European Paintings, Prints, & Sculptures