Max Pollak, Austrian/American, 1886-1970, "L'Dia". A very fine original etching in colors by Max Pollak, image size 11 1/2 x 4 3/8 inches, c. 1930, from a small edition of 60 impressions, pencil signed, titled and numbered. Max Pollak was grew up in Vienna, Austria and attended the Vienna Academy of Art where he studied with portrait artist Fernand Schmutzer. Pollack became well known for his portraits and his etchings, and in 1910 won the Prix de Rome. After serving in the Austrian Army during WWI, Pollak lived for a time in Paris where he painted portraits of several notable actors and dancers of the time. In 1927 he emigrated to New York City, where he continued with his portraiture as well as etchings and New York street scenes.