Armin Landeck was a 20th century printmaker from Crandon, Wisconsin. Landeck moved to New York as a young man to study at Columbia University. As an art student, Landeck discovered his passion for printmaking, especially intaglio.
Narrow Street. 1949. Drypoint
While Landeck was skilled at lithography, aquatint and etching, he is possibly best known for his intricate drypoint prints. Landeck drew his inspiration from urban street scenes, particularly Manhattan, where he would draw the looming skyscrapers. Landeck also went on drawing in trip in Europe where he had access to Atelier 17’s printing press.
Lonely Street. 1936. Drypoint
Cat’s Paw. 1934. Etching
Washington Square Vista. 1945. Etching
While Landeck’s work became more abstract and less representational over the course of his career, his passion for printmaking never waned. Instead, Landeck started using larger plates and continued to experiment with new techniques. Engraving eventually became his preferred technique. Landeck’s prints continue to be valued by collectors around the world.