This is a beautiful original drypoint etching of a flock of sheep taking shelter from a blustery winter day by American artist R. W. Woiceske. The image size is 9 3/8 x 14 1/8 inches, published c. 1940 in an edition of 50, pencil signed and titled. Woiceske was born in Bloomington Indiana and studied at the St Louis School of Fine Arts and at the Artist Colony in Woodstock, NY with Birge Harrison and John Carlson. He was involved in the WPA, and became known for his atmospheric etchings of snowy winter scenes. He was a member of the Philadelphia Print Club and the National Association of Etchers.
This is a beautifully energetic original etching with drypoint by French artist Hermine David. The image size is 9 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches, published in 1927 in a small edition of 40, pencil signed and numbered. A rich impression on a medium weight watermarked wove type paper. Hermine David was born and raised in Paris and at the age of 16 was accepted into the Ecole Des Beaux Arts, later going on the study at the Academy Julien. She was a well known painter and printmaker and was very active in the thriving artist community in Paris in the early 20th century. She was married to fellow artist Jules Pascin for several years, but in 1920 the couple divorced and David set up her own studio in Montparnasse. She went on to have a long successful career as an artist and illustrator and was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1932.
This is an original hand signed etching by American artist Irwin D. Hoffman. This etching is titled: "Miner at Rest", it was created and printed in 1937 in an edition of 100 and was sold by Associated American Artists in New York. The image measures 11X8 inches. It comes with the original AAA gallery label. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper, very nice condition, a rich impression.
Color etching, image size 10 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches, pencil signed and numbered 63/100
Michael Willmann (1630-1706) Three-quarter length portrait of an aged bearded man, gazing downwards,after Rembrandt, etching c. 1660/70, on fine laid paper, 16,5 x 12,8 cm, 6 1/2X5 3/4 inches, copy in reverse after an etching by Rembrandt (B. 260, New Ho. 84). The etching was listed as a work by the Rembrandt-school (Rovinski Elèves 31, Bartsch-Claussin II. 111.31); in New Hollstein the sheet is attributed to Michael Willmann now, who was a collaborator in the studio Rembrandt. Very rare. Thread Margins, two stains in the upper center and right edge, apparently old glue residue.
Etching, image size 11 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches, 1915, trial proof, edition of 75, pencil signed "J Pennell imp".
A remarkable original linocut, image size 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Albert Abramovitz was known for his dramatic images with sharp social commentary, many portraying the hardships of daily life for working class people in both America and Russia. Born in Latvia, Abramovitz studied at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. While in Paris he was a member and juror of the Paris Salon, and won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Rome and Turin, Italy. In the 1920s Abramovitz emigrated to America, first the west coast then settled in New York City where he lived for the rest of his life. He created a number of prints for the WPA, and his work was included in exhibitions by the Union of American Artists, the American Artist's Congress, the ACA Gallery and the National Academy of Design.
A remarkable original etching by Leonard Baskin, this image measures 17 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, published c. 1960s in an edition of 200, not in the Fern & O'Sullivan catalog, pencil signed and numbered, framed. Baskin attended Yale University School of Fine Arts and after a three year stint in the Navy, studied art under the GI Bill, traveling to France and Italy. Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs. Known for his graphic images created by the simple interplay of black on white, combined with his dramatic use of line, Baskin remains one of America's greatest printmakers.
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