Bright Afternoon by Jacob Kainen (American, 1909-2001). A vibrant and engaging abstract work displaying Kainen's exceptional use of shades and color balance. Softground etching and aquatint on Rives BFK paper. Printed in 1977. Limited edition signed in pencil, edition of 260. The Print Club of Cleveland publication no. 56 for 1978. Cleveland Print Club stamp on verso.
Size: 16" h x 20" w
Condition: Excellent color and impression.
Jacob Kainen (American, 1909–2001) was a painter, printmaker, journalist, scholar, collector, and curator. Kainen was born to Russian immigrants in Waterbury, Connecticut on December 7, 1909. His parents encouraged Kainen to pursue his artistic interests. In 1918, Kainen and his family moved to the Bronx. Kainen studied at the Art Students League and Pratt Institute. However, Kainen was a rebellious and impatient student and was expelled from Pratt three weeks before graduation in 1930.