20th Century American Prints

20th Century American Artists

This is one of the most important etchings from the French Church series by American artist John Taylor Arms.  It is titled: Le Penseur de Notre Dame, this etching was created and printed in 1923, the first state of two printed by Frederick Reynolds.  The image measures 12 1/2X 10 1/8 inches.  Printed on a cream laid paper.  Hand signed in pencil lower right border.  This image was published in his book, Churches of France and the 1934 edition of the Print Collector's Quarterly.


Original pencil signed drypoint etching by American artist Frank Benson 1862-1951. The title of this work is "The Landing", created and printed in 1915 in an edition of only 50. The image measures 7 1/4X11 1/4 inches. Printed on Shogun watermarked paper. The etching appears in the Ordeman catalog as image number 70. The setting of this image was Fox Island on Penobscot Bay. Excellent condition matted not framed. Editioned as 46/50.


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.


This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms.  This etching is pencil signed,dated and numbered as Ed.100.  The image measures 7 1/4X6 3/4 inches.  This impression is from the 1st state of 3.  This award winning etching was entered in an exhibit by the New York Watercolor club, part of their Black and White show in 1932.  This etching was originally sold by Kennedy and Co in New York.


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.


This is an original etching by American artist of the Ash Can School, John Sloan (1871-1951)  The title is Mars and Bacchante, it was created and printed in 1915 in an edition of 100 proofs.  This one is hand signed and titled in pencil by the artist.  The image measures 4 1/4X6 inches.  Printed on a medium weight laid type paper, Printed by Charles White.


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.


Etching, drypoint, image size 15 x 9 7/8 inches, 1930, trial proof before the published state of 150, Ordeman #300, pencil signed l.l. "Frank W. Benson", printed on Whatman paper.


This is an extremely detailed etching by American master John Taylor Arms.  This image titled: "Limoges" was created and printed in 1932.  It was part of his series on French Churches.  The image measures 10 1/16X13 5/8 inches, printed on a blue toned laid type paper.  The etching is pencil signed and inscribed as "Ed 100 III"


This is an original etching by American artist Leonard Baskin.  It is a portrait of Hercules Seghers, the Dutch old master painter.  This portrait was created and printed in 1962.  It appears in the Fern-OSullivan catalog as image number 432.  The image measures 17 3/4X14 1/2 inches. Printed in two colors. It is pencil signed and editioned as 1of 12 in roman numerals.  Beautifully framed with archival materials.


Etching, image size 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, published state, 1923, Ordeman 226


This is an amazing original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms.  The title is :Reflections at Finchingfield, England.  It was created and printed in 1938, this was from the second state of two, Edition of 100.  It is pencil signed, dated lower border.  Extemely fine detail,  This was a prize wining etching, part of his English Series.  The image measures 7 1/16X17 1/8 inches.  Very fine condition, ample borders all around.


This is an original serigraph by American artist Will Barnet (1911-2012)  This image is hand signed, titled and has the edition as 145/150.  The image measures 18X18 inches printed on an arches wove type paper.  Barnet was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and, on a scholarship, went to New York to study at the Art Students League.  This serigraph is museum matted and framed.


Etching, image size 11 3/4 x 13 3/4 in, 1927, signed in pencil, published state, edition of 150 (Paff 277), on laid paper with "ENGLAND" watermark


Lithograph, image size 13 x 18 1/2 inches, 1949, edition of 30, pencil signed, titled and editioned. Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He studied with Edmond and Jaques Desjobert in Paris before returning to the US and continuing his nearly forty year career as a printmaker.