Frank Eckmair (1930-2012) Buffalo NY Early Abstract Landscape Orig Woodcut Print

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PALM BEACH ESTATE FIND!! Frank Eckmair Abstract Landscape with Boat. This is an original Woodcut Print, circa 1960s or 1970s, measuring 30” x 16.5” framed. The artwork itself measures 22.25” x 9” within the matte. The piece is beautifully framed in complimentary bamboo textured wood with a wide, grasscloth matte. Titled “East Coast” lower left. Numbered 2/10 center. Pencil signed lower right. The paper upon which this is printed looks almost like a brown butcher paper and does has some creases which may or may not be able to be remedied. This is sold AS IS. Please ask any and all questions prior to offer or purchase.

Frank C. Eckmair (1930-2012) lived most of his life in central New York. He spent his early years drawing and working at his father’s hotel in Gilbertsville, a small village in Otsego County, west of Cooperstown. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of Iowa, where he studied with Mauricio Lasansky, who is considered to be the “Father of 20th-Century American Printmaking.” After teaching public school, Eckmair served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea, Japan, and the northwestern United States. He then received a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Ohio University. From 1963 to 1995 he was a revered teacher at Buffalo State College, where he influenced a generation of artists.

His work received its earliest recognition through American Associated Artists (AAA), a program founded to market affordable fine art prints to the American public. Like earlier artists such as Grant Wood, John Steuart Curry, and Thomas Hart Benton, Eckmair created prints of regional landscapes for AAA that had great populist appeal.