Lithograph, image size 12 3/4 x 16 7/16 inches, 1936, cat: Zink-10, pencil signed. According to deMartelly's son, Michael, the figure dozing beneath the tree on the left of the image is deMartelly's friend and fellow artist Thomas Hart Benton.
A beautiful light-filled lithograph by the American artist, John Stockton deMartelly, measuring 8 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches, cat: Zink 45, published by AAA, pencil signed. John deMartelly studied at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts, traveling to Italy and London to continue his studies. He was close friends with Thomas Hart Benton, with whom he taught at the Kansas City Art Institute for several years, before becoming the artist in residence at Michigan State University. DeMartelly was known for his regionalist style, most often depicting scenes of rural American farm life. He owned a home in rural NH, and was known to have portrayed his neighbors in many of his images.
This is an original lithograph by American artist John S. deMartelly. The image, Old Moon was created and printed in 1938 and sold by Associated American Artists in New York. The image measures 10 1/8X13 3/4 inches. One of his best regionalist images. Much in the style of Thomas Hart Benton of whom the artist knew and worked with while at the Kansas City Art Institiute in the 1930's and early 40's. This lithograph is framed with the AAA label on the back.
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