Cry in the Wilderness
This is an original woodblock print by American artist Isac Friedlander. The title is "Cry in the Wilderness", it was created and printed in 1965. It is inscribed as 3rd state with an edition number of 5/15. The image is quite large. It measures 20X15 inches, printed on a medium weight wove type paper. hand signed and dated in pencil.
Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Mitau, Latvia. He was arrested in 1906 and imprisoned by Russian authorities for anti- Czarist Political activities from 1906 to 1912. He studied art at the Academy of Rome, Italy from 1913 until 1917. He was a friend of Russian writer Maxim Gorky. Friedlander began his printing career in 1915. In 1917 he repatriated to Russia during the Kerensky regime, but in 1929 Friedlander immigrated to the US with the encouragement of his cousin Joseph Hirshhorn.