20th Century American Prints

20th Century American Artists

This is a very fine original color aquatint etching by American artist William Meyerowitz.  The subject is the artists Wife, The well known artist Theresa Bernstein. Created and printed in a very small edition circa 1930.  This pencil signed impression measures 10X8 inches  Nicely framed with archival matting.

$2725.00

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 very scarce early etching by American artist Isabel Bishop.  The title is: In Front of the 42ND Street Library,  it was created and printed in 1927 by the artist in an extremely low number.  The image measures 3X4 inches,  Printed on a wove type sheet of buff toned paper.  Very fine condition.  This image was later published as an unsigned posthumous edition of 60 in 1989.  THis image appears in the Teller catalog as image number 3.

$2400.00

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 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 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 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

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 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

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 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

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.

$1250.00

This is one of the finest works by John Taylor Arms etching and aquatint.  It was created and printed in 1940 as image number 1 of his Scandinavian Series.  Pencil signed twice, dedicated to William Schaldach, lower border.  The image measures 7 9/16X13 9/16 inches.  It appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 346.  It is the third state of three from the edition of 330 impressions.  Printed by David Strang.  This image won 5 prizes between 1941-1948,  Incredible detail, nicely framed with archival materials.

$1250.00

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

$1250.00