Armin Landeck (1905-1984)

Armin Landeck was born on June 4, 1905 in Crandon, Wisconsin. He received his bachelor of architecture degree from Columbia University in 1927. He worked briefly as a draftsman in New York, got married, toured Europe for and returned to New York in the depths of the depression. Unable to find work as an architect, he pursued his artistic talents through printmaking. He became one of America's great printmakers. His work is executed with eye of an artist and the hand of a master draftsman. His work presented on this page shows the obvious influence of architecture.

12th Street Walls (second state). Drypoint and engraving. 8 1/8 x 11 1/2. 1978. Edition 40. Kraeft 128. Pencil signed and dated. Inscribed 'Ed. 100'. Wove paper.

Restaurant. Engraving. 11 3/4 x 15 3/4. 1951. Edition 100. Kraeft 109. Pencil signed and dated. Printer's chop (Mohammad Khalil). Wove Paper.

Rooftops. Engraving. 4 7/8 x 8 7/8. 1941. Ed.100. Kraeft 84. Pencil signed, dated and ed. size noted. Kraeft 84. Wove paper.

Housetops, 14th Street. Drypoint. 8 1/8 x 11. Ed. 100. Kraeft 66. Pencil signed, dated and ed. size noted. Wove paper.

Much of the information presented on this page was obtained from : Armin Landeck The Catalog Raisonné of His Prints by June Kysilko Kraeft & Norman Kraeft.Southern Illinois University Press. Carbondale, IL. ISBN 08093-1740-0.

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York Avenue Tenements. Drypoint. 10 x 9. 1938. Ed.100. Kraeft 74.Pencil signed, dated and ed. size noted. Wove Paper.

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