Musical Interlude Lithograph by Georges Schreiber Mid Century 1954

Musical Interlude Lithograph by Georges Schreiber Mid Century 1954

340.00

Materials

Litho, Ink, Wood, Glass

"Musical Interlude" made in 1954, is from a limited edition of 250. The lithograph depicts musicians, in a well composed pit taking a break before recommencing with their concert. Beautifully composed with great attention to detail,

Georges Schreiber was a well-known painter at the height of his career in the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Brussels, Belgium in 1904, Schreiber's earliest art instruction was the German Real Gymnasium in Brussels (1913-1918). He also studied at the Arts and Crafts School in Elberfeld, Germany (1920), and at the Academy of Fine Art in Berlin and in London; related travels took him to Paris, Rome and Florence. From 1925 to 1928, he worked as a free-lance artist for German newspapers, a line of work he would continue upon his arrival in American in 1928. By 1936, he was employed with the Works Project Administration.

Besides his career as a lithographer, Schreiber was also a painter, illustrator, watercolorist as well as a teacher at the New School for Social Research. Museum collections of Schreiber's work include prestigious institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of the City of New York.

“I don’t want to be just an American with citizenship papers,” Schreiber declared. “I want to completely associate myself with America” (Current Biography, p. 674). Born in Brussels, Belgium in 1904, Schreiber did precisely that and, over the course of his career, became a thoroughly American artist.

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