Armin Landeck (American, 1905-1984)
Sunset Palace Lodge
Drypoint, 1938, signed and numbered ed 100 in pencil, excellent condition.
Plate 6 x 7 7/8 inches, sheet 11 x 13 1/2 inches
This drypoint was created in 1938 during a very productive time in Landeck's career, in which he specialized in representing lonely and barren landscapes and cityscapes. Realism was always at the base of his work, and his compositions won him popular and critical acclaim and established his reputation as a skillful printmaker. He won fourteen awards during the late thirties and early forties, and later won a Guggenheim Fellowship.
This work was not originally edition when it was first printed, but it was later printed in an edition of 100 to accompany a deluxe edition of his catalogue raisonne.
Armin Landeck was born in Wisconsin in 1905. He studied at the University of Michigan for his bachelors of architecture degree, and printmaking at Columbia University. In the 1930s he decided to dedicate himself to a career in printmaking.
Landeck joined forces with fellow artist Martin Lewis in 1934 when they opened the School for Printmakers at George Miller's 14th Street lithography studio offering classes in various printmaking techniques.
Today his work is included in the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others.