“Studio Mirror” (1936) Color Woodblock Print by Emil Ganso (1895-1941),

Emil Ganso was born in Halberstadt, Germany in 1895 and came to the United States as a teenager. By 1914 Ganso was taking evening classes at the National Academy’s School of Fine Arts while supporting himself as a baker. He was discovered by the Weyhe Gallery in the early 1920s, and was represented by them through the 1940’s.

Ganso studied at the National Academy’s School of Fine Arts, and spent time studying and working at the Woodstock Art Colony and in Paris. His work was exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Whitney Museum. He also exhibited at the 1939 World’s Fair and the Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco in 1939 as well. At the time of his death, he was artist in residence at the University of Iowa. His works are in the collections of the Met, Boston MFA, MOMA, LA County Museum, the Whitney and the Dallas Museum of Art, among others.

“Studio Mirror” was published by the American Arts Group in 1936. Ganso plays with the theme of the print in his signature, which has the date year reversed as if seen in a mirror. This print is nicely framed in a simple wood frame with complementary acid free matting. The condition is excellent; no tears, wrinkles or stains.

Dimensions: Outer frame: 15 1/2″ x 20 1/2″; to edge of matting, 10″ x 14 3/4″