Third Vision - Jacob Landau (NEW)
Third Vision
About the Work

From the Artist

Third Vision is about the potential for the victim to triumph over torture, inhumanity, and death. The fragmented body hovering in space and scripted text are characters in this work.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

I knew I wanted to be an artist when, in the sixth grade, the principal of my grammar school gave me a bottle of Higgins India ink,  precipitating a crisis of self-awareness. During the next six years I drew and painted incessantly;  I studied life drawing at the age of 12, at the Graphic Sketch Club (now the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial)  in Philadelphia, my hometown; I roamed all over the city in search of “ subjects"street markets, railroad trains, boats in the harbor oh, children at play, the homeless, old barns, landscapes in Fairmount Park  (which became my second home), animals at the zoo. Thus my first stage of development as an artist was essentially mimetic; I had fallen in love with the world of appearances, and wanted to capture it all. But because I was also intensely curious, I also fell in love with books, with knowledge for its own sake, and with storytelling. While still in junior high school, I wrote, designed the set for, and acted in a play about the importance of mathematics;  studied  geologic ages of the Earth; designed (on paper) a scale model of our solar system;  read the complete Edgar Allan Poe, and the first science fiction magazine in America, Hugo Gernsback’s Amazing Stories.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

About the Artist

Printmaker, painter, humanist, and teacher Jacob Landau was born in Philadelphia. His art explored essential themes—human existence and morality—with insight, passion and, sometimes, indignance. Landau attended Philadelphia College of Art (now Uni...

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Third Vision

Jacob Landau


Offset Lithograph




22" x 28.25"

Edition Size

100 prints in this edition


Robert "Bob" Franklin


Brandywine Workshop and Archives


Philadelphia, PA