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"Horses in the Sun," Remarkable Woodblock Print by Charles Kassler, Art Deco



This rare, perhaps unique, woodblock print by Charles Kassler positively radiates Art Deco energy -- both from the sun at the upper left corner, and from the pair of black horses, whose manes are electrically alive, and whose bodies are confidently thrust forward. Kassler is best known as a WPA muralist, applying his knowledge of fresco painting, gained in Italy, to two great projects in California -- the "The Bison Hunt" for the Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles, later destroyed, and "Pastoral California" at Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton, in Orange County. The latter was painted over, but was recently rediscovered and restored. This print is dated and signed, but also exhibits a special dedication to Arthur Fischer, a dear friend of Kassler's. (Visible portion of print is 8" high by 9.5" wide.)


  • Creator
    Charles Kassler (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Width: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Depth: 0.5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86513718022

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