20th Century American Prints

20th Century American Artists

This is a fine original drypoint etching by Kansas artist Birger Sandzen.  The title in pencil lower left is "Rock Bank" this etching was created and printed in 1929 in an edition of 35.  This pencil signed etching has an image size of 6X8 inches.  A very rich impression.  Printed on a buff toned wove type paper.  Sandzen was one of the founding members of the Prairie Print Makers in Kansas.

$775.00

This is an original etching, pencil signed by American artist Douglas Gorsline.  The title Express Stop was created and printed in 1945.  The image measures 6 3/8X5 3/4 inches.  It was published by Associated American Artists in New York.  The edition was 250.  Nicely framed with archival materials.

$775.00

This is an artists proof etching by American artist John Taylor Arms.  The title is Limoges, part of his French Church Series created and printed in 1932.  This etching is hand signed in pencil with an image size of 10 1/16X13 5/8.  This image is inscribed lower right: "Beautiful impression, pulled by D.S. and J.T.A."  Inscribed also as artist proof number III.  Printed on a J. Whatman watermarked laid type paper.  A beautiful impression.

$775.00

Etching with aquatint, image size 7 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 1918-1919, state VII/VIII, cat: Czestochowski-69, alternate title "Far Prospect," pencil signed, framed. 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 rare, early state etching is a perfect example of the combination of classicism and modernism of Davies' work.

$775.00

This is an original hand signed etching by American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this work is "Aftermath" alt. "Outcasts", this etching was created and printed in 1944.
This etching was created in an edition of 30 signed proofs, this one is inscribed as "Trial Proof #2", the image measures 14X11 inches, printed on a medium weight wove type paper. The artist's view of the aftermath of war in Europe.
Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Mitau, Latvia. He was arrested in 1906 and imprisoned by Russian authorities for anti- Czarist Political activities from 1906 to 1912. He studied art at the Academy of Rome, Italy from 1913 until 1917. He was a friend of Russian writer Maxim Gorky. Friedlander began his printing career in 1915. In 1917 he repatriated to Russia during the Kerensky regime, but in 1929 Friedlander immigrated to the US with the encouragement of his cousin Joseph Hirshhorn.

$750.00

A very fine original etching by American sporting artist Aiden Lassell Ripley, image size 8 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches, c. 1930, pencil signed and titled. Ripley studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation. He was a member of many prestigious artist groups of the 20th century, including the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society, and the Audubon Artists; he served as the president of the Boston Guild of Artists from 1959 to 1969.

$750.00

This is a fine original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms.  This etching is titled The Red Mill, also called The Red Barn, Southport.  The image measures 11 1/8X7 1/4 inches.  This pencil signed impression done in etching and aquatint was published in 1922 in a first edition of 25.  Beautiful tonal range and fine composition with extensive reflections in the water.  This etching was later printed with some color in the barn and sky.  Nicely framed with French matting.

$750.00

This is a very rare trial proof drypoint etching by American Sporting etcher, Frank Benson.  The title is Yellowlegs No 2.  It was created and printed in 1919.  This is one of two trial proof impressions, created before the publication of the edition of 150.  The image measures 7 7/8X9 7/8 inches.  Hand signed in pencil in the lower border.This etching was originally sold through M. Knoedler and Co in New York..  This image appears in the Ordeman catalog as image number 162.

$750.00

A powerful original woodblock print by American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this work is "Entangled", it was created and printed in 1935 and is editioned as 13/50.
The image measures 13X8 7/8 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper with partial watermark. One of this artists most expressive depiction of War.
Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.

$750.00

This is an original woodblock print by American artist Isac Friedlander. it is titled: "Vanquished" it was created and printed in 1938, it is editioned as 1/4 impressions.
The image measures 10X12 inches, printed on a light weight laid type paper. It is hand signed,titled and editioned in pencil in the lower margin. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.

$750.00

This is a very fine copper engraving by American artist Armin Landeck.  The title is East River Construction, created and printed in 1941 in an edition of 100.  This engraving is pencil signed by the artist and measures an image of 8 1/8X12 3/4 inches.  Printed on a medium weight wove type paper.  It appears in the Kraeft catalog as image number 85.  Very fine condition.

$750.00

This is a fine color woodblock print by American artist Helen Hyde.  The title is: A Day in June.  The image was created and printed in 1910.  The image measures 14 1/2X6 1/2 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower right.  This image appears as the cover on the Helen Hyde catalog as published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in 1991.     Helen Hyde traveled 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.  Slight toning to the sheet, a thin Japan type paper.  A fine example of Hyde's Japanese work.

$750.00

This is an original woodblock print by Latvian American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this work is: "Under the Arch", it was created and printed in 1937. This image is editioned as 1/10, a very rare image. It is hand signed titiled and editioned in pencil in the lower margin. The image mesures 9X8 1/4 inches, printed on a handmade japan type paper. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.

$750.00

This is an original pencil signed etching by American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this piece is "Whitter", a view of the aftermath of the war. This etching was created and printed in 1945 in a very small edition of only 30 signed proofs. This one is inscribed as a "Trial Proof #3", the image measures 10 7/8X12 3/4 inches. printed on a medium weight laid type paper. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.

$750.00

Etching, image size 10 3/8 x 7 3/4 inches, signed and titled in pencil

$750.00