Abstract Woodblock Print by Herman Volz
Abstract woodblock by California Artist Herman Roderick Volz. Figure with stringed musical instrument. Unframed. Acquired directly from the estate of Volz, unsigned. Circa. 1940's. Image measures 17.25"H 19.75"W. Folio measures 28ʺW
Herman Roderick Volz:
Painter, muralist, lithographer, set designer and ceramist. Formal training at the Art und Gewerbescule in Zurich and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Immigrated from Zurich to the U.S. in 1933, settling in the San Francisco Bay Area and became a citizen in 1938. During the Depression Volz was appointed supervisor in the Northern California Arts Project and supervisor for the Federal Building mural project at the G.G.I.E. Two of these large mosaic panels were later installed at the San Francisco City College among a panel created by Diego Rivera. Volz designed sets for MGM and Paramount Studios. He was politically active, vocal and often made social statements through his imagery.