Moishe Smith (1929-1993) was head of printmaking at Utah State University in Logan, from 1977 until his death. While not widely recognized, we would argue that he was the best etcher of the past century, both technically and emotionally. His intaglio work was bold, his view of both nature and urban scenes was penetrating, and at his best his images evoke strong visceral reactions. Dry Lake, signed (Moishe) and dated (’90) in pencil, is a Utah (?) landscape in which the brilliant blue sky sets off the lonely sere landscape. The print is numbered as 5/60, but we do not know the actual number pulled since he often printed out an edition over time as needed. The print is in mint condition.
image dimensions: height – 17 5/8“, width – 23 1/8“