Malvin Marr (Zsissly) Albright

Victoria, 1947
Original lithograph, signed
8.50 x 13 in
SKU: 10704g
The present print, "Victoria," is the most iconic example of the printmaking of Malvin Marr Albright, called Zsissly. The composition for the image comes from Albright's painting from about 1935, done while he was studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. We can see clearly in the image how he possesses the same skill for unsettling, magic realist images as his more famous twin brother Ivan Le Lorraine: The lady Victoria sits at a dining room table, surrounded by luxurious still-life objects. All the textures and surfaces of the image express a horror vacui as seen in his painted works, such as "The Trail of Time is Dust" at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. The door in this print recalls one of the more famous works by his brother, "That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do (The Door)" at the Art Institute of Chicago.

1947, after ca. 1935 original painting
8 1/2 x 13 inches, image
12 x 16 inches, sheet
16 1/4 x 20 1/2 frame
Signed in pencil, lower right
Title in pencil, lower left
Published by Associated American Artists Inc.
Unnumbered from the edition of 250