Vera Berdich Hand-Colored Mixed Media Print "First Experiment," 1958
Vera Berdich (Chicago, 1915 – 2003)
First Experiment, 1958
Hand-colored etching and offset lithograph on canvas
Signed and dated to lower right
Attributes inscribed to verso
Berdich was an American printmaker who worked for the Works Progress Administration. Her style of grotesquerie prominently influenced the surrealist group known as the Chicago Imagists. She later received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from the Art Institute of Chicago School. After graduating in 1946, she taught etching from 1947 to 1979. Her prints are held in many national institutional collections such as the Smithsonian and Museum of Modern Art.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- wear and discoloration to canvas; minor abrasions to edges; wear and loss of paper support to verso.
- measures frame; sight measures 30.25" W x 44.0" H.