Work is titled AV. Adja Yunkers is best known for his printmaking and mixed media paintings. Born Adolf Junkers in Riga, Russia (now Latvia), he studied and traveled extensively, becoming associated with a number of movements during his lifetime. He settled for longer periods in Cuba, France, and Germany, and during his travels in Europe was associated with the Swedish Surrealists and influenced by German Expressionism. In 1947, Yunkers moved to the United States and taught at New York's New School for Social Research and Cooper Union. In 1949 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and shortly afterwards was introduced to what would become Abstract Expressionism. Yunkers' work can be found in The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum, The National Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. [source: Guggenheim Collection Online artist biography] Provenance: Lost City Arts, New York, New York.
Designer & Manufacturer: Adja Yunkers (1900-1983)
Markings: signed, marking(s); ed. 53/70; 1972
Country of Origin & Materials: Latvian; paper
Dimensions(H,W,D): 34"h, 23.75"w
very good, some minor handling marks to margins