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Original Large Modernist Batik Circa 1918-1925 By Herman Sachs

Original Large Modernist Batik Circa 1918-1925 By Herman Sachs

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Original Large Modernist Batik Circa 1918-1925 By Herman Sachs

by Sachs, Herman (Hermann)

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Munich / Los Angeles: Herman Sachs / Hermann Sachs, 1918. 1st Edition . No Binding. Very Good. Large Modernist Batik On Silk, 46" X 39". Designed And Made By Herman Sachs Circa 1918/1925 While He Was In Munich Studying Circa 1918, Or Perhaps Later In Chicago, Dayton, Or After His Move To Los Angeles Circa 1922. A Similar Batik Is In The Collection Of The Metropoitan Museum Of Art In New York. Sachs Was A Fine Artist And Art Teacher, An American Who Went To Germany To Study Art, Then Remained There Until After The End Of Wwi. He Moved In Avant Garde Circles, Was Friends With More Famous Artists Such As George Grosz, Whose American Representative He Later Became. Sachs Was Friends With Schindler And Other Innovative Artists In Los Angeles; Schindler Designed The Apartment Building For Sachs In The Silverlake Area Of Los Angeles. Sachs Worked In Many Media, But Found Work In Los Angeles As An Architectural Decorator, Working On Many Prominent Buildings Throughout The Us, For Parkinson And Other Top Level Architects, Including Los Angeles City Hall And The Art Deco Bullock's Wilshire Building. He Mentored A Younger Artist, Pasquale Napolitano, Who Worked Under Him On Many Buildings, Later Independently And For Many Architects, Etc. Napolitano Was Given Many Items, And Also Bought From The Herman Sachs Estate Sale; This Batik Is From The Napolitano Estate. A Similar Batik By Sachs Is In The Collection Of The Metropolitan Museum In Ny. Born In Romania To Jewish Parents, Herman [Hermann] Sachs Immigrated To The U.S. As A Child. He First Trained Under His German-Born Father, A Painter In The Court Of Queen Elisabeth Of Romania. Sachs Continued His Artistic Training In Europe, Spending The 1910-1920 Period In Germany, Where He Founded The Munich School Of Expressionists (Munich Expressionist Werkstätten). Upon Returning To The United States In 1920, Sachs Exhibited At The Art Institute Of Chicago And Established The Chicago Industrial Art School, Which Soon Failed Due To Lack Of Sufficient Funding. Afterward, Sachs Became The First Director Of The Dayton Museum Of Fine Arts, Now The Dayton Art Institute. During This Time, He Also Served As The U.S. Representative Of Artist George Grosz. Around 1924, Sachs Moved To Los Angeles Where He Designed The Interiors Of The New Gas Company Building. As A Muralist And Decorator, Sachs Went On To Design The Interiors Of Many Los Angeles Landmarks, Including The Bullocks Wilshire Building (Now Home To Southwestern Law School), Union Station, Los Angeles City Hall, And The Title Insurance And Trust Company Building. An Educator As Well As An Artist, Sachs Also Directed The Creative Art Students League Of Los Angeles. Sachs Was Active Within The L.A. Weimar Exile Community Of Artists, Writers, And Filmmakers. His Friend, The Architect Rudolph Schindler, Designed Sachs' L.A. House, The Manola Court Apartments.


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Original Large Modernist Batik Circa 1918-1925 By Herman Sachs
Sachs, Herman (Hermann)
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