annotated in pencil under the composition at left, Orig. Holzschnitt Handdruck (original woodcut hand-printed) and signed at right, H. Maß, and inscribed in pencil (presumably by a different hand) along bottom edge at left, Forest Lake, H. Mass (using the English version of her last name), self-carved and self printed, ca. 1920s
13 3/4 by 15 3/8 in., 35 by 39.2 cm
Helene Maß was a Berlin-based graphic artist, landscape and flower painter, and an etching and woodblock printmaker. She was born in Posen (today Trzcianka, Poland), and studied at the Prussian Academy of Arts under Paul Flickel, Ludwig Dettmann and Walter Leistikow, who influenced her work. She was a member of the Berlin Secessionists, participating in their first exhibition, as well as the Association of Berlin Female Artists (Verein der Berliner Kunstlerinnen). She was also active in the Reichsverband bildender Kunstler Deutschlands.
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