This is an original pencil signed etching by American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this piece is "Whitter", a view of the aftermath of the war. This etching was created and printed in 1945 in a very small edition of only 30 signed proofs. This one is inscribed as a "Trial Proof #3", the image measures 10 7/8X12 3/4 inches. printed on a medium weight laid 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.