[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]
MÉNAGER, Pierre (1894-1973)
“Old Cypress Trees Monterey Peninsula”
block print / 11.25 inches by 13.25 inches
Emmanuel “Pierre” Ménager was born at Nantes, France in 1894 but emigrated to the United States, where he produced most of his work. Active in New Mexico, California and also New Orleans, Ménager was primarily a printmaker, though he also painted and sculpted. Whether this piece is a wood- or linocut is uncertain, but its colors exemplify a palette of the 1940s. He died at Hollywood, Florida in 1973. “Old Cypress Trees” was acquired from his estate.
This is identified only as “block print” since it is unclear whether it is printed from wood or linoleum.