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A very fine original wood engraving by American artist Isac Freidlander. The title of this work is: "Primeval" It was created and printed in 1948. The image measures 9X10 1/8 inches. Pencil signed and titled in the lower margin. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.