"American Pride" Fine Art ethereal Ballet piece by Gatja H. Rothe in mezzotint. It is a limited edition #56 of only 150 in the world, released in 1976 and signed by the artist. G. H. Rothe, 1935-2007. Born as the daughter of a master goldsmith, G.H. Rothe grew up in Wiedenbrück, Germany. Her first training was technical, consisting of the drawing and goldsmithery. Shortly after finishing her studies of painting and art history she was awarded the Villa-Romana-Prize which enabled her to live and work in Florence, Italy. Museums all over the world appreciate her work. Rothe masters nearly all painting techniques but her finest form of expression is the technique of the mezzotint which is centuries old, skillfull and rarely used. Note there are three figures that transition from dream to reality.