Adja Yunkers

American (1900–1983)

About the artist:

Adja Yunkers, of Latvian birth, studied in Leningrad, Paris, Berlin, and London and, after a period of travel, established a worshop in Stockholm. In 1946 he came to the United States where, three years later, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. His color woodblocks have been exhibited throughout this country - most recently at the Borgenicht Gallery, New York (1953). The five panel polyptych from this exhibition is now on tour - to be shown in 25 major American museums. He is represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan, Boston, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia Museums, the New York Public Library, the National and Corcoran Galleries and many other instituions here and abroad. Adja Yunkers, Internationally known artist in the modern color woodcut, draws upon his living experience in the American Southwest in this complex, five - block, eight color woodcut. "The gathering of the Clans, "with it's evocation of American Indian Petroglyph, suggest primitive identification with natural forces-an aboriginal vitalism the in conveyed in Yunker's use of stark white, interrelating line, and the presence of a compelling central eye. Noted Particularly for his subtitle use of color and overprinting, Yunkers has combined warm, earthen pigments wit cool gray films. This signed limited edition is by an artist represented in the worlds major print collections.

Adja Yunkers

American (1900–1983)

(3 works)

About the artist:

Adja Yunkers, of Latvian birth, studied in Leningrad, Paris, Berlin, and London and, after a period of travel, established a worshop in Stockholm. In 1946 he came to the United States where, three years later, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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