20th Century American Prints

20th Century American Artists

Drypoint etching, image size 14 x 12 7/8 inches, 1939, pencil signed and numbered 22/100

$850.00

This is an original pencil signed wood engraving by Latvian American artist Isac Friedlander.  This image is titled Self Portrait, New York and dated 1935.  The image measures 10 3/4X8 3/4 inches.  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.

$825.00

This is an original etching by American artist Kerr Eby.  The title is Driftway, which was Eby's home in Westport, Connecticut.  This etching has an image size of 8 3/8X14 inches.  It was created and printed in 1928 in an edition of 90.  Eby left a skim coat of ink to create tone in the sky.  This etching is pencil signed lower right with the "imp" after his name meaning that he printed this impression himself.  This was the first depiction that he did of this subject.  He later in 1931 created Driftway, Moonlight,1933,  Driftway,  Evening  and Days End, Driftway in 1939.  This image appears in the Giardina catalog as image number 132.

$795.00

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

Etching by Jacques Reich after the painting by Giovanni Boldini, image size 20 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches, 1916, pencil signed. Whistler's signature is etched below the image, Boldini's in the lower left corner of the image.

$775.00

This is an original drypoint by American Sporting etcher Frank Benson.  The title is "Waders", this drypoint was created and printed in 1930 in an edition of 150 signed proofs on Whatman type paper.  The image measures 7X12 inches.  Excellent condition, pencil signed lower left by the artist.

$775.00

This is an original etching and aquatint by American artist J. Jay McVicker.  The title is: Tropical Wash Day, this was created and printed in 1946.  Pencil signed by the artist and also signed and dated in the plate.  The image measures 8 1/4X15 1/4 inches.  Richly printed on a medium weight wove type paper.  Very fine condition.  A student of Ella Jack and Doel Reed at Oklahoma State University.  he joined the faculty and remained in   in Stillwater OK for the rest of his life..

$775.00

This is a very fine original lithograph by American artist Stow Wengnenroth.  It is titiled: Little Fellers, Port Clyde Maine.  It was created and printed in 1959 in an editiion of 50.  The image measures 11 1/2X15 7/8 inches.  This lithograph is pencil signed and editioned in the bottom border.  An impressive use of highlight and shadow in this composition, a striking image.

$775.00

This is an original two color woodblock print by American artist Leonard Baskin.  The title is: "Frightened Boy and His Dog".  It was created and printed in 1954.  This image is numbered as 16/210.  The image measures 12 1/2X14 inches, printed on a  hand made Japan type paper.  Pencil signed and titled by the artist lower image.  One of his most iconic early woodblock prints.

$775.00

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

$750.00

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.

$750.00

This is an original etching by American artist Gottlob L. Briem (1899-1972)) The title of this work is :Wall Street, N.Y.C." It was created and printed in 1930 in an edition of 100. The image mesres 13 15/16X8 15/16 inches. It is hand signed in pencil lower right.

$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 well inked etching with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. C. 1920. Plate measures 10 x 8 inches on 4 1/4 x 10 1/4 inch wove paper. Pencil signed in the lower left. Catalog: Ordeman 183. Edition of 150. Frank 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. His etchings were in high demand from the very start, and have remained favorites for collectors ever since.

$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