Thursday, 25 April 2019
Simon Glatzer's set of three drypoints, c1920
Simon Glatzer (1890–1945)
Three artist’s proof drypoints on cream laid paper all signed on plate at lower left and in pencil below the platemark at right, along with the title and the inscription—with minor variations—“Epr[euve] d'artiste” (Artist’s proof).
(Left) “Le Peintre” (The Painter), c1920, (sheet) 32.7 x 25 cm, (plate) 17.3 x 8.8 cm.
(Centre) “Le Chevalier” (The Knight), c1920, (sheet) 29.2 x 25.2 cm, (plate) 14.8 x 10.6 cm.
(Right) “Le Musicien et la mort” (The Musician and Death), c1920, (sheet) 32.5 x 25.1 cm,(plate) 20.9 x 10.5 cm.
Glatzer achieved success as an artist in France in the 1920s after emigrating from the Ukraine at the start of WW1—in fact his success extended beyond the French salons to the United States and South Africa, as the biographical details offered by Korner Auctioneers (http://korners.org.ua/en/463-glatzer-simon-1890-1945) show that Glatzer had “solo exhibitions in Cleveland, Chicago, New York (1929), Johannesburg (1939)”. Sadly, however, the artist’s career fell apart in WW2. From what I understand, to escape capture by the Gestapo he was helped by a psychiatrist friend to be committed to an asylum under a false name. After staying in the asylum for three years he finally escaped to Aix-en-Provance where he died in 1945 after losing (according to Korner Auctioneers) almost “all the works created during the Second World War”.
Condition: richly inked faultless artist-proof impression, signed (on plate and in pencil) and titled with generous margins in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing).
I am selling all three hand-signed and titled drypoint impressions for the total cost of AU$450 for the group (currently US$315/EUR283.08/GBP244.72 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
If you are interested in purchasing these graphically arresting drypoints, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.