Original large etching and color aquatint of the Swedish dancer and choreographer Ronny Johansson (1891-1979). Max POLLAK.

Original large etching and color aquatint of the Swedish dancer and choreographer Ronny Johansson (1891-1979)

Vienna: ca. 1925.

Large folio. 27.937" x 20.125" (710 x 511 mm) to platemark. Overall size 29.937" x 21.187" (760 x538 mm)
Laid down to thin board. Printed titling: "Ronny Johansson Originalradierung Max Pollak, Wien" to lower margin. Signed in pencil by the artist at lower right margin.

Waterstaining affecting edge of lower margin and signature; 3/8" perforation to blank area at left margin, just above subject's right foot; small cracks to lower left corner.

Pollak executed a number of prints of dancers; he worked in Vienna, Paris and New York. Johansson was a Swedish dancer and teacher who "toured Europe from 1918 to 1925 as a solo dancer ... She developed a personal technique and style far from the expressionism epitomized by Mary Wigman. Her dances were light, witty, humorous, often using character and ballroom steps ..." She came to the United States in 1926 as a performer and choreographer, working at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York and at the Denishawn school, dancing with the Adolph Bolm Company, etc. "Her training method, which included special floor exercises, was immediately accepted as revolutionary and inspired Martha Graham and others." International Encyclopedia of Dance Vol. 3, p. 619.

Item #15751

Price: $150.00  other currencies

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