Karl Schrag (1912 – 1995)
Karl Schrag, Self Portrait, artline
Karl Schrag
Self Portrait, 1963
aquatint on zinc, ed. 50. 23 5/8 x 19 1/2"

More inward then outward evolving the large ‘Self Portrait 1963’ wants to reveal what is – and remains – unchanging to me. Self portraits – drawings, paintings, and later prints – appear again and again in my work since the time when I was a boy. The deep black aquatint lines of this self portrait, their shapes, rhythm and inter-related directions give life and expression to many of my landscapes – prints – here they create ‘the landscape of the face’. KS
Karl Schrag, picture, artline
Karl Schrag

about the artist

Schrag came to New York just as WWII began in Europe. He was shy but began at the Art Students League. He joined Atelier 17 and had the opportunity to work with Chagall, Miro and other important artist who were working there. After the war Hayter returned to Paris and Schrag continued on as director of Atelier 17.
Here is an example of one of his images

Karl Schrag, Dark Trees at Noon, artline
Karl Schrag
Dark Trees at Noon, 1961
etching, engraving and aquatint in 5 colors
ed. 50, 23 1/2 x 35 3/4"


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