20th Century American Prints

20th Century American Artists

This is an original wood engraving by Italian American artist Angelo Pinto.  The title is: "Three Lights Backstage", it was created and printed in 1929.  It is pencil signed, titled and editioned as 29/50.  The image measures 7 7/8X9 7/8 inches.  Printed on a thin Japan type paper.  A very fine and detailed impression.

$725.00

This is an original pencil signed etching of New York City by American artist Joseph Pennell.  The title is: Trinity Church from the River, 1904.  The image measures 11 3/4X8 3/8 inches.  Printed in an edition of 25.  This image appears in the Kennedy Catalog as image number 324...  This etching was last sold by Kennedy Galleries in New York in 1920.  This image is the 2nd state with some changes mostly in the dramatic sky.

$725.00

Plate measures 9 x 7 3/8 inches on 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inch paper. Printed in April, 1973. Greenport, New York. Catalog: Stuckey 351. Edition of 135. This print has a wide tonal range and incredible texture.

$700.00

Print measures 13 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches on 16 1/2 x 9 3/4 inch watermarked laid type paper. Pencil signed and dated "1950" in the lower right. Third state. Edition of 308. Number 15 in his "Spanish Church" series. Catalog: Fletcher 418. This is an exquisitely detailed print with strong contrast!

$700.00

This is an original etching by American artist John Sloan. The title is: "Nude on a Draped Couch", it was created and printed in 1931 in an edition of 100. The image measures 7X5 1/2 inches. Pencil signed and editioned in the lower border. This etching is in very good condition apart from having the borders trimmed to within 1 inch of the platemark. Enough room for proper presentation. This etching came to us in an early frame with the Kraushaar Gallery, N.Y. label on the back.

$700.00

Kerr Eby, American, 1889-1946, "Rough Going". 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.  Very richly inked with drypoint burr.  

$700.00

This is a very expressive, slightly abstracted etching by Bauhaus artist Werner Drewes, image size 13 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 1931, pencil signed, numbered and dated. Walter Drewes was a leader in the abstract movement of American art, and is often credited with bringing much of the Bauhaus aesthetic to America in the mid 20th century. Born in Germany, Drewes was drafted into the German Army at age 18 and served on the Western Front during WWI. After his military service, Drewes studied at the Bauhaus with Johannes Itten and Paul Klee, later with Wassily Kandinsky and Lyonel Feininger, then spent several years he traveling all over the world studying the work of the Old Masters. In 1930 Drewes moved to New York City, exhibiting his work often and teaching at the Brooklyn Museum School and Columbia University, then at the Moholy-Nagy School of Design in Chicago and the School of Fine Arts at Washington University, St Louis. He was also quite active with the 'Societe Anonyme', was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists, and served as the Director of Graphic Arts for the WPA in New York City.

$700.00

Etching, image size: 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, 1948, # 49 of the French Church Series, cat. Fletcher-411, pencil signed

$695.00

This Joseph Pennell etching measures 11 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches, pencil signed, 1904, cat: Wuerth 324, probably in an edition of 25. Pennell was an important American etcher, lithographer and illustrator. Good friends with James McNeill Whistler, he and his wife co-authored his biography. Pennell was known for his continued experimentation with technique and style, producing cityscapes, landscapes and marine scenes. He also printed many of his own images.

$695.00

Etching, 1924, image size 6 1/4 X 11 1/4", edition of 150, printed by F.Reynolds, French Church Series, pencil signed. Also called "Byzantine Revsisited" and "The Cathedral of St. Pierre."

$675.00

This is a fantastic scene of the railroad tracks and surrounding industrial buildings in Oberhausen, Germany by American artist Joseph Pennell. Etching, image size 9 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches, published in 1910 in an edition of 50 impressions, cat: Wuerth- 606, pencil signed "J. Pennell imp", the 'imp' indicating that Pennell printed this impression himself. This etching is printed on an early antique watermarked laid type paper with trimmed margins and a tab signature, in the style of Whistler. There are two small rust spots which appear to be in the paper, as is common in early paper of this type. Pennell was one of the foremost American printmakers of the early 20th century, and was close friends with James McNeill Whistler, whose influence is evident in many of Pennell's images as well as his sense of experimentation with etching technique. Pennell was especially known for his images of cityscapes and architecture; in this image the trains and surrounding factories provide the structure of the composition, while ghostly, quickly rendered figures give a human presence and sense of scale to the bustling railyard.

$675.00

Lithograph, image size 12 1/4 x 18 inches, 1938, edition of 50, pencil signed, dated and titled, framed.

$675.00

This is an atmospheric scene of a ship coming into port, pulled by a tugboat; it is rendered with remarkabley delicate lines and a rich yet quite subtle tonal range, giving a strong sense of a soft morning fog over calm waters. The canvas sails of the ship beautifully contrast with the steam of the tug as is dissipates into the misty air. The image measures 19 x 23 inches, published in 1887, pencil signed on the lower right margin. "Copyright R. Cleveland Coxe, 1887, NY" is printed on the lower center, with a remarque of an anchor in the lower left margin. Framed. Coxe studied at the National Academy before going to Paris to study with Leon Bonnat. A painter and etcher, Coxe best works were of seascapes of the New England Coast.

$675.00

This 1932 etching by the master printmaker, John Taylor Arms, measures 10 x 13 1/2 inches and is pencil signed and dated on the lower margin. Edition 142, repair to edge of image, right side. Part of his French Church Series.

$675.00

Lithograph of Rockport, Massachusetts from December 1965. Edition of 40. Stuckey 301. 10 x 15 3/4 inches on wove-type paper.

$675.00