20th Century American Prints

20th Century American Artists

This is a fine drypoint portrait by American artist Frank Benson.  This image is inscribed: To Fred Sauderson.  It was created and printed in 1923.  Hand signed in pencil the image measures 7 7/8X5 7/8 inches,  Beautiful condition, richly printed.  Ordeman 218.

$9925.00

This is an original pencil signed etching by American artist James Allen.  The title is: The Builders, it was created and printed in 1932 in an edition of 100.  The image measures 9 3/4X11 3/4 inches.  Very fine condition apart from a couple of old glue spots  on the back of the sheet, This etching looks great... The image appears in the Reese book, "American  Prize Prints".  This etching is in the Ryan catalog as image number 62.  One of Allen's most important etchings.  This etching is nicely framed with archival materials.

$3200.00

This is a rare color etching by American artist John Taylor Arms.  The title is: Early Morning, North River, created and printed in  1921.  This color impression was printed in an edition of only 25 impressions.  It was also printed in Black and White in an edition of 100.  The image measures 9 1/2X7 1/2 inches.  Very good condition Signed in pencil lower right.  Created with a combination of etching and aquatint.  This image appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 100.

$3200.00

This is one of the most impressive etchings by American artist  John Taylor Arms.  This image is titled: In Memoriam, the view of the  North Portal of Chartres Cathedral.  It was from his French Church series.   This etching was created and printed in 1939.  It is from the 2nd state of two.  Printed in an edition of 312.  The image measures 14 5/8X12 inches.  Printed on a medium weight wove type paper, Inscribed "to Roger and Belle Worsley", pencil signed and dated and also has a collectors red seal in the lower right corner of the sheet.  This image appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 317

$2450.00

This is a fine original lithograph on Chine applique by American artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi.  The title Before the Act, was created and printed in 1932 in an edition of only 40.  Pencil signed and dated, printed by Grant Arnold, Woodstock.  The image measrues 13 1/4X9 3/4 inches.  Very fine condition.  This image appears in the Davis catalog as image number 54.

$1850.00

This is a very rare original lithograph by New Orleans artist Caroline Wogan Durieux.  This impression is signed, titled and numbered 5/8 in pencil in the lower border.  Also inscribed in the border: "printed by the artist".  The image measures 14 1/2X10 inches.  
Caroline Wogan Durieux  is best known for her satirical, often pessimistic depictions of people and events. She was born in New Orleans in 1896, and showed early proficiency, studying art with brothers William and Ellsworth Woodward at Newcomb College, spent several years in Cuba. In Mexico by 1926, she befriended Diego Rivera , the muralist and social activist, and his wife, Frieda Kahlo . Durieux shared Rivera's leftist and egalitarian views.  

$1800.00

This is an original aquatint etching by American artist Doel Reed.  This image was created and printed in 1941 in an edition of 100.  This was originally sold through Associated American Artists in New York.  The image measures 8 15/16X14 7/8 inches.  Pencil signed lower right.

$1800.00

This is an original pencil signed lithograph by American artist Ivan Albright.  The title is: Self Portrait at 55th East Division Street, Chicago.  It was created and printed in 1947 in an edition of 250 impressions.  The image measures 14 1/8X10 1/8 inches.  Ivan Le Lorraine Albright (Chicago 1897-1983) was an American painter and printmaker noted for his meticulously detailed, ultra realistic depictions of decay and aging.

$1650.00

This is a very cool lithograph on zinc, image size 12 5/8 x 17 7/8 inches, 1919-1920, from a very small edition of 27 or fewer impressions, cat: Czestochowski-134, printed by Bolton Brown, pencil signed. Provenance: The Cleveland Museum of Art. Davies was a truly remarkable artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries known for his dreamlike etchings and lithographs. In his catalog raisonne of Davies work, Czestochowski writes "In a time of social, political, scientific and artistic upheaval, Davies hewed to an unwavering inner vision, one of classically graceful figures in an eternal dance with nature." This image is a beautiful homage to the ancient Greeks, which Davies portrays in his distinctive style that is at once quite classical and quite modern.

$1650.00

Etching, image size 6 3/8 X 14 9/16 inches, printed in 1942 by Charles White in an edition of 150, 2nd state proof, numbered "II", cat: Fletcher-370, pencil signed and dated. This atmospheric etching is a great example of the delicate lines and precise detail for which Arms was known. This image won several awards in the early 1940s; the Mrs. Henry F Noyes Memorial Prize for best print at the 27th Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Etchers, New York, N.Y. 1943; the First Prize in Black and White Section at the 12th Annual Exhibition of the Irvington Art and Museum Association, Irvington, N. J. 1945; and the First Prize in Black and White at the Annual Art Exhibition of the Bridgeport Art League, Bridgeport, CT. 1945.

$1600.00

This is an original etching by American Ash Can School artist John Sloan.  The title is: Boys Sledding,  it was created and printed in 1920 in an edition of 100.  This impression is hand signed in pencil, titled and annotated a "100 Proofs in the lower border.  The image mesures 5 1/4X6 15/16 inches.  Printed on a medium weight wove type sheet, with tack  holes where the artist held the sheet down to dry.  Very fine condition.

$1600.00

This is an original drypoint etching by American artist Mary Cassatt.  The title is Denise holding her Child, created in 1905, this image is the first state of two, printed on an Ivory  laid type sheet.  The image measures 8X5 3/4 inches.  Unsigned as issued.  This image appears in the Breeskin catalog as image number 204.  

$1450.00

This is an original lithograph by Japanese American artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi.  It is titled The Cyclist.  It was created and printed in 1939 and originally sold through Associated American Artists in New York.  The image measures 12 1/2X8 3/4 inches.  Printed on a medium weight wove type paper.  This lithograph is clearly signed in pencil lower right by the artist.  One of his images from his circus series.

$1450.00

This is a very rare first state etching by American artist Frank Benson.  The subject is a portrait of the American violinist and composer Charles Martin Loeffler.  It was created and printed in 1919, with this being one of 6 first state impressions, printed on a laid Van Gelder paper.  The image measures 9 7/8X8 inches, hand signed in pencil, and inscribed first state.  Very fine condition printed in a brown toned ink.  This image appears in the Ordeman catalog as image number 156.  The later published edition numbered only 20 impressions.

$1450.00

This is a very rare early etching by American artist Frank Benson, the title of this work is: Sunset, created and printed in 1914, this image is pencil signed and numbered as 25/50.  The image measures 8 7/8X7 inches.  Nice use of plate tone in the sky and water, some uneven inking as was printed most likely by Benson.  This image appears in the Ordeman catalog as image number 26.  

$1450.00