Synapse / 1979

Pohl, Alfred
Late 20th century


Yellow, red and blue inks on ivory paper

Accompanies poem by Luis Gustavo Acuña Luco

Pencil signed

Image: 6 ½” x 9 ¼”

Sheet: 16” x 11 ½”, folded to 8” x 11 ½” / text appears to left of fold, image appears to right of fold

Condition: very good / no discoloration or wear

1 in stock

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Alfred Pohl (German, 1928–2019) was born in Essen. He studied art in Trier, Lüneburg and Hannover. In 1965 Pohl worked in the Paris studio of Johnny Friedlaender. He taught art in Peru (1967–70) and in Colombia (1972–74). Even in later years, many of his images would feature South American landscapes and themes. In 1972 Pohl returned to northwest Germany, settling in Göttingen.

Alfred Pohl in 2009 (from Wikiwand)

Pohl pushed forward the great German woodcutting tradition, adding rich color and rhythmic design to the stark shapes and emotional power we associate with the earlier expressionists.


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