condition: excellent delivery available make / manufacturer: Herbert Fink model name / number: Leda Dream 112/250 size / dimensions: 257mmX377mm unframed
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Herbert Lewis Fink "Leda Dream" #112/250 - $1500 (Detroit)
make / manufacturer: Herbert Fink
model name / number: Leda Dream
size / dimensions: 257mm X 377mm
Title is "Leda Dream" #112/250 1976 approximately 257mm x 377mm unframed Sold as framed
Leda's Dream Etchings by Herbert L. Fink
Leda was a woman, seduced by Zeus, who took the form of a swan. The child born of this encounter, Helen of Troy, was said to be the most beautiful woman on earth. Swans' wings, flowers, and waves upon a beach allude to Leda's story.
Herbert Fink graduated from Yale University in 1958 with a Masters of Fine Arts. He taught Art at both Yale and at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1958 to 1961. Herbert Fink became Chair of the Art Department at Southern Illinois University in 1961. Herbert Fink has received the Chaloner Fellowship, the Tiffany Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and The Ford Foundation Purchase Award. He was named a Trustee of the Tiffany Foundation as well as the John R. and Eleonor R. Mitchell Foundation. Fink was elected to the National Academy of Design and was the Visual Artist of the Year for the State of Illinois in 1986.
Herbert Fink was friends with the novelist John Gardner. Gardner wrote the introduction to the book ``Herbert Fink, Graphic Artist" and Fink did a series of etchings for Gardner's book of short stories entitled ``The King's Indian".
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