Self Portrait,New York, 1935

This is an original pencil signed wood engraving by Latvian American artist Isac Friedlander.  This image is titled Self Portrait, New York and dated 1935.  The image measures 10 3/4X8 3/4 inches.  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.