[Berlin?]: ca. 1930. Original woodcut print in red, on fine laid paper, 21 × 15 cm. With the estate stamp of Masiutin to lower right. Matted using adhesive tape in paper folder; very good.
Original early woodcut print, mostly likely produced during Masiutin's life in exile in Berlin. Due to his worsening eyesight, he increasingly focused his efforts on the woodcut media in the 1920s. Vasilii N. Masiutin (1884-1955, also Masjutin), whose work blended symbolism, the grotesque, and even surrealism, was occasionally referred to as the Russian Goya. He was active in a range of media, including lithograph and woodcut, as well as producing original drawings and paintings. After 1921, he emigrated and settled in Berlin, where he collaborated with numerous Russian emigre publishers, such as "Neva" and "Gelikon," as well as illustrating many German translations of Russian classics. While largely unknown in Russia until recently, he is now being rediscovered an increasingly the subject of exhibitions and publications. From Masiutin's estate, with the ink stamp of his signature.
Book ID: P4879