One of these acquatint prints is in the collection of
the Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco, California.
Max Pollak was born in 1886 in Prague, but grew up in
Vienna, Austria, and attended the Vienna Academy of Art. In 1910, he won the
coveted Prix de Rome for his etchings. By the 1920's he was living in Paris,
France, ting both street scenes and portraits of celebrated actors and
In 1927, he emigrated to the United States and lived in
New York City, New York before moving on to San Francisco, California.
Thereafter he exhibited widely in the United States, Guatemala and Mexico.
His works are in a number of important collections, including the
Smithsonian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the British Museum. He died
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