20th Century American Prints

20th Century American Artists

Portfolio of prints by Leonard Baskin, sheet size of each print is 22 x 16 inches, 1962, numbered 95/100, published by The Friends of Art, Boston University. This portfolio includes 15 reproductions, one original woodblock print as well as an original pencil signed woodblock; and a pencil signed and numbered colophon sheet. This portfolio is very rare, from the first 100 published before the edition of 500.

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An evocative image of WWI by American artist Harold Kerr Eby, this etching with drypoint measures 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, pencil signed in an edition of 60, second published state, 1919, Giardina cat: 29. Eby's WWI experiences in France lead to this richly inked image of infantry marching through the results of war.

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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.

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Etching, image size 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 1928, Morse 234, 100 proofs, plate signed l.r. "John Sloan-28", pencil signed and titled l.r. and l.c. John Sloan was an important early 20th century artist, a member of "The Eight" and a founding member of the Ashcan School of realist painters. In this image, a nude poses in the artist's studio, with his printing press in the background.

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This rare 1915 Benson etching measures 5 x 7 7/8 inches. It is signed, numbered and titled on the lower margin. In the Ordeman catalogue it is #84. Printed on Normandy vellum, only 54 proofs were made of which fifty are signed and numbered. Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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This is a very fine original mezzotint by American artist Reynold Weidenaar. The title of this work is "Grain Threshers, Old Mexico" It was created and printed in 1948 as the presentation print for the Print Club of Albany. The image measures 10X15 inches, it is pencil signed and titled by the artist. Absolutely Perfect condition, along with the information sheet from the PCA....This scene was observed by Weidenaar in 1944 when he was traveling in Mexico. "It was a threshing scene and several draft horses were being employed to trample the shocks of wheat.. to me it remains one of the most unusual and lovely sights I have ever seen anywhere".

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1983, 18 1/2 x 28", pencil signed lower right

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This is an original etching by American artist Isac Friedlander. It is titled: "Lest we Forget", it was created and printed in 1942 this one is editioned as 2/14. The artist's view of the aftermath of war in europe. The image measures 10 1/4X13 7/8 inches. It is hand signed, titled, dated and editioned in the lower margin by the artist in pencil.
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.

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This elegant and detailed etching by Charles Mielatz measures 14 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches. Created in 1899 in a very small edition of 25 proofs, it depicts the American Naval Arch on the corner of 5th Avenue and 23rd Street in New York City. It is plate signed and dated and also pencil signed. On the lower margin is a pencil sketch of a US Navy battleship. Born in Germany and arriving in the US as a young boy, Mielatz went on to study at the Chicago School of Design. His first prints were of the New England landscape but after visiting NYC the urban landscape became his subject of choice. He took a great deal of time with his craft and was a early pioneer of the multi-plate color process. Mielatz was a member of the New York Etching Club, the Brooklyn Society of Etchers and was an associate member of the National Academy of Design.

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This is a beautiful original landscape by American artist Roi Partridge. Etching, image size is 8 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches, published in 1950 in an edition of 154 for the Society of Print Connoisseurs, pencil signed. This etching appears to be an early proof apart from the published edition, as there is no blindstamp from the Society of Print Connoisseurs. Partridge grew up in Seattle and was a member of "The Triad", along with John Butler and Claire Shepard Shisler; before traveling to study art in New York at the National Academy of Design, and then to Paris, where he studied etching with Bertha Jacques. In 1915 he settled in California where he married photographer Imogen Cunningham.

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This image by the American artist, Stow Wengenroth, measures 7 7/8 x 12 3/4 inches, pencil signed, 1936, cat: BPL-58, edition of 40. Wengenroth studied at the Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art in New York, and in the summers studied with John Carlson in Woodstock, NY and George Ennis in Eastport, ME. In 1931 he had his first one man show at the MacBeth Galleries, beginning a long and very successful artistic career.

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