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MAX POLLAK 1886-1970



Biography: MAX POLLAK (1886-1970), born in Czechoslovakia, studied painting and etching at the Vienna Academy of Art under Ferdinand Schmutzer. By the 1910s, he was already gaining a reputation by creating portraits of European luminaries, including Sigmund Freud. While in Vienna, he witnessed the exodus of Jews from pogroms in Russia and Bohemia, as shown in his 1914 series of etchings Im Barachenslager.

Etching was Pollak’s favored medium; his technique included applying color directly to the plate ‘a la poupee’ before pressing results in unique impressions.

Pollak spent three years in Paris before coming to New York in 1927. After traveling extensively, as can be seen in his images of Central America, Austria, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Texas, Mexico and Guatemala, he eventually settled in San Francisco, California.



Prints

Image

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Medium Date
Albertina Ranes

Albertina Ranes

Color etching, drypoint and aquatintc.1939
Emil Von Sauer (1862-1942), Concert Pianist

Emil Von Sauer (1862-1942), Concert Pianist

Etching and drypoint1926
Frau mit Kinder

Frau mit Kinder

Etching and drypoint1914
Huddled Refugee

Huddled Refugee

Etching and drypoint1914
In Tyrol - Season's Greetings!

In Tyrol - Season's Greetings!

Color etching and drypoint1932
Japanese Child

Japanese Child

Etching, drypoint and aquatint in colorc.1939
Judengasse - Wien (Jewish Alley, Vienna)

Judengasse - Wien (Jewish Alley, Vienna)

Etching and drypoint, brown inkc.1914
Marfil (Church on the Hill)

Marfil (Church on the Hill)

Etching and drypointc.1926
Maroden Visit

Maroden Visit

Blue tone etching and drypoint1916
Mexico Marketday

Mexico Marketday

Hand-colored etching and drypoint1933
Mexico, Oaxaca, Musicians

Mexico, Oaxaca, Musicians

Etching and drypoint with hand coloringc.1934
Mother, Child Sleeping

Mother, Child Sleeping

Etching and drypoint1914
San Francisco (Hunter's Point)

San Francisco (Hunter's Point)

Etching and drypointc.1948
San Francisco, California Street

San Francisco, California Street

Color etching, aquatint and drypointc.1942
Season's Greetings!

Season's Greetings!

Etching, drypoint and gold ink1932
Sigmund Freud - A Portrait

Sigmund Freud - A Portrait

Lithograph from Etching and drypoint1914
Sur la Garonne

Sur la Garonne

Drypoint1925
Winter in Bohemia

Winter in Bohemia

Color etching, aquatint and drypointc.1926