Runacher, Suzanne. Espoir (1967). An etching in light brown, black, green and light blue, 20 ½ inches x 16 inches on a sheet 25 ½ inches x 19 ½ inches. This edition was restricted to 125 impressions, this impression is number 71. Signed “Runacher” in pencil. IGAS Series No. 81, 1968.
Suzanne Runacher (1912 – ?) was born in Tientsin, China, as a French citizen. She was a student of Johnny Friedlander and participated in every major print exhibition in France since 1960. In 1966, she participated in the first International Biennale in Krakow, Poland. About Espoir she said: “I am trying to include in an etching both realistic facts and some kind of background, which may be escape of memory, or interfering thoughts, in the way of an abstract scheme playing with the realistic frame. I also feel quite sensitive to such subjects as doors, entrances, stairways, as they look to me the image of hope or despair, according to happy or dismal mood. Life is only transition, like any pathway.” Fine, unframed, untrimmed sheet.