The Jungle. Wood engraving. 125x150 mm; 4 7/8x5 7/8 inches, wide margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. Circa 1935-39.
A very good impression.
After graduating from Ohio State University, Surendorf attended the Art Institute of Chicago as well as the Art Students League in New York. In 1935 he settled in the San Francisco Bay area and taught at Mills College. His prints and other works depict the lives of miners as they navigated through the 1930s. His California regionalist style has been compared to that of Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975).