Jan 25, 2024 - Sale 2657

Sale 2657 - Lot 90

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

CHARLES TURZAK (1899-1986)

The Workers.
Wood engraving. 153x115 mm; 6x4½ inches, wide margins. Signed, titled and numbered 32/50 in pencil, lower margin. Circa 1935.

Turzak attended the Art Institute of Chicago while working as a freelancer. He excelled in creating woodcut prints and taught the medium at the Academy of Fine Arts. After returning from his studies in Europe, Turzak was employed by the WPA Federal Arts Project in Chicago, where his prints depicted the city's preserverence and strength in the face of hardship and loss of faith.