„Aaron Copland and Alice Howland“, around 1950. Ink drawing by Benedikt Fred DOLBIN


„Aaron Copland and Alice Howland“. Ink drawing heightened with opaque white on vellum by Benedikt Fred DOLBIN (1883-1971 AUT/USA), hand-signed.

Edition: Original/one of a kind
Paper size: 45.0 x 30.5 cm
Image size: -
Condition: Traces of handling. One tear (approx. 1 cm) at the right sheet margin, professionally mended on the reverse with acid free, buffered filmoplast archive tape. In the lower part slightly stained due to water spotting.

Artist and oeuvre: Fred Dolbin is among the most renowned press artists and illustrators of the 20th century. Because of his Jewish origins, Dolbin was prohibited to work in 1935 and emigrated to the United States. In New York, he continued to work as a press illustrator for American and, after the end of world war II, also for German newspapers.

„Bist Du über jemand im Zweifel, lass ihn von Dolbin zeichnen und Du weisst, wie er ist.“ (F. H. Staerk) ("If you are in doubt about someone, let him be sketched by Dolbin, and you know who he is").

The portrayed: Aaron Copland was an US-american composer, Alice Howland a soprano singer.


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