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Kainen, Jacob - Self Portrait

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Self Portrait
Etching, 1947
Edition of 20
Ref: Flint 55
7 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 200 x 150 mm.

Signed, dated 47 & numbered 3/20; printed on heavy wove paper, with full margins.

A portrait of the artist at age 38. WPA printmaker and social realist, Kainen worked in intaglio, lithography, serigraphs & monotypes, as well as painted. Etched while Kainen was Curator at the Division of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, a post, which he was the first to hold. After his retirement he again worked full time as an artist, having many exhibitions. One of his designs was chosen for a floor mosaic at Washington’s new Reagan
International Airport.
Price: $1,200.00