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Emil Ganso

Emil Ganso was born in Halberstadt, Germany, in 1895, and came to New York in his teens, virtually penniless. He was basically self-taught in the arts, although he was influenced by Jules Pascin, whose drawing skills he greatly admired. Eventually, Erhard Weyhe, of the Weyhe Gallery noted his potential as an artist and offered him a stipend, allowing him to work full time making paintings, drawings, and prints. In 1932-33 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and went abroad to study print making, especially lithography, pigments, and painting techniques. Ganso perfected a painterly approach in his work which can be seen in many of his prints, showing strong tonal values. His aquatints and soft-ground etchings are exquisite in the use of balanced light and dark tones. Ganso was a long time resident of the Woodstock Art Colony where he maintained a home and studio creating many prints, drawings, and water colors of the area. He was the first artist-in-residence to receive a full professorship in art at the University of Iowa where he was respected by his colleagues and students. His death of a heart attack at the age of forty-six, cut short an illustrious career, devoted to art.



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Emil Ganso

German-American (1895-1941)
Homestead, Winter
17-1/2 x 21-1/2 in.

Water color on paper, c.1938. Signed by the artist, lower right. Possibly a study for a Christmas card, commissioned by the American Artists Group. Framed.


$2200.
Homestead, Winter



Emil Ganso

German-American (1895-1941)
Winter or Winter Scene, Woodstock
9-7/8 x 14-7/8 in.

Etching and aquatint, 1936, edition about 25. Smith (1-177B). Signed in pencil. Rubber stamp of the “Federal Art Project, NYC, WPA,” in the lower left margin. Full margins. Selected for Fine Prints of the Year, 1937, pl.75.


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Winter or Winter Scene, Woodstock



Emil Ganso

American (1895-1941)
Studio Mirror
14-3/8 x 9-3/8 in.

Chiaroscuro wood engraving, 1936, edition about 200. Smith R-77B. Signed and dated in the block, lower right. Printed on cream wove paper with full margins in the original American Artists Group mat. Published by the American Artists Group; not signed in pencil as usual.


$125.
Studio Mirror



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