20th Century American Prints

20th Century American Artists

A great sporting etching by American artist and member of 'The Ten', Frank W Benson. Image size 13 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches, 1928, edition of 150, cat: Ordeman-278, printed on Whatman paper, pencil signed. Frank Benson was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston. In 1912, at the age of 50, Benson began his etchings and drypoints, mainly of wild fowl which he depicted with expressive lines and rich toning that exquisitely captured the life and energy of the wild birds. His etchings were in high demand from the very start, and have remained favorites for collectors ever since.

$1200.00

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.

$1200.00

Also known as: "Sens, Cathédrale de Saint Ètienne" and "Sens, North Portal." An incredibly detailed drypoint etching with plate toning and a wide tonal range. Signed and dated 1929 in the lower right. Plate signed and dated in the lower right, plate titled in the lower left. Second and final state. Edition of 100. #25 in his French Church series. Catalog: Fletcher 218. C. 1929. Plate measures 15 x 9 inches on 17 1/8 x 11 1/2 inch laid paper. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details.

$1000.00

This is an original etching with aquatint by American artist Doel Reed.  The title is: Evening Music, it was created and printed in 1946 in an edition of 100.  It was sold through Associated American Artists in New York.  The image measures 15 5/8X11 1/8 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower border.  This image appears in the Cohen catalog as image number 62.

$975.00

This is an original block print by Kansas artist Birger Sandzen.  The title of this image is: Kansas Farm, titled lower left and hand signed lower right in pencil.  This image was later named Kansas Landscape and Farm on the Smoky.  This image is apparently from the first printing.  Done in an edition of 100 the image measures 6 3/8X9 inches.  Printed on a buff toned wove type paper.  Overall good condition, a line of old tape on the back at the upper edge of the sheet.  Sandzen was one of the founders of the Prairie Print Makers.

$975.00

This is a quite rare original lithograph by American artist Leonard Baskin.  It was created between 1973-1974 in the Boston Studio in collaboration with lithographer Herb Fox.  This image is not in the Fern O'Sullivan catalog.  The image measures 11X10 inches.  This lithograph is hand signed in pencil, inscribed as A.P. lower left and has the Herb Fox blind stamp in the lower margin.  Beautifully framed with archival materials.

$975.00

This is one of the finest examples of the color woodblock print created by American artist Helen Hyde.  The title is: Going to the Fair.  This image was created and printed in 1910.  The image, quite large measures 7 3/4X19 inches.  Hand signed in pencil and also copyright 1910.  Very nice condition, rich coloration.  Printed on a thin Japan type paper.    Helen Hyde moved to Japan in 1889.  In Japan, Helen Hyde learned the Japanese woodblock printing techniques from masters such as Emil Orlik, a European living in Japan. Hyde resided in Japan from 1903 through 1913 and refined color woodblock printing to a fine art. During this time, Hyde also traveled extensively to China, India, and Mexico.

$975.00

This is a finely detailed wood engraving by American artist Hendrik Glintenkamp (1887-1946)  The title is: Manhattan construction, Radio City, N.Y.  It was created and printed in 1932, and is numbered 25/100.  Hand signed in pencil lower border and also on the back of the sheet.  Very fine condition.

$975.00

This is a fine original lithograph by American artist William S. Schwartz.  The title is: Portrait of the Artist's Wife and her Grandfather.  THis lithograph was created and printed in 1929.  The image measures 21 1/4X16 5/8 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower left and also signed within the plate.  William S. Schwartz was born in Smorgon, Russia, February 23, 1896.  He immigrated to the USA at the age of 17 and became a successful artist moving to Chicago and studying at the Art Institute.

$975.00

Lithograph, (c. 1942), pencil signed, image size 7 1/2x11 3/4

$975.00

Etching, image size 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches, titled and signed in pencil

$975.00

This is an original linoleum engraving by American artist Albert Abramovitz (1879-1963)  The title is: Song of Iron, created and printed in 1933 in an edition of 25l.  This pencil signed and titled image measures 14X11 1/8 inches.  Fine condition, printed on a buff toned wove type paper.  "

Three blacksmiths work as a team to forge a sickle on an anvil. The man to the left secures the iron on the anvil while the middle figure gets ready to strike the blade. The third man, on the right, readies his hammer to strike when the other is finished.

The sickle was a symbol of solidarity  between the peasantry and the working class during the Russian Revolution,

$975.00

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.

$975.00

This is a fine original etching by American Ex Pat, Mary Cassatt.  The title is: Looking into the Hand Mirror, No. 3.  It was created and printed in 1905, done in drypoint on an antique thin laid type paper, unsigned as typical of this image.  The image measures 8 3/4X5 1/4 inches.  This image appears in the Breeskin catalog as image number 202.  Very light toning to the sheet, some imperfections in the paper from when it was produced, unobtrusive .  A fine impression of this well known image.  "Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, but lived much of her adult life in France, where she befriended Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionists. "

$975.00

This is an original handsigned woodblock print by Latvian-American artist Isac Friedlander. This work is titled: "Ghetto", it was created and printed in 1942. It is a very scarce image by this artist. It was created and printed in 1942. The image measures 9 3/4X10 7/8 inches. pencil signed titled and dated in the lower margin. This image was printed in an edition of only 26 signed proofs.. Isac Friedlander was born in 1890 in Mitau, Latvia. Those were difficult days for a captive people under the czarist yoke, but it was not long before young Isac’s assertive spirit emerged. At sixteen he was arrested and condemned to death, along with several of his classmates, for protesting compulsory uniforms and weekend curfews. His classmates were shot but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

Fortunately, Friedlander’s skills in drawing and the portraits he did of his prison guards and their children came to the attention of a local functionary, who took an interest in him. In four years he was released. The war years of the 1940’s found him deeply troubled in spirit by the reports of sufferings and persecution of his people throughout Nazi-dominated Europe. Having experienced first hand in his youth the depth of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man, he now produced his heart-rending and powerful prints of the holocaust.

Friedlander’s woodcuts, wood engravings, and etchings are powerful expressions of the human condition. Death took him in 1968, but not before his spirit found renewed expression in his masterful prints of life among America’s urban blacks as the winds of social change were gathering to redress the wrongs of generations.

$975.00