20th Century American Prints

20th Century American Artists

Etching, image size 8 13/16 x 11 7/8 inches, Wuerth 807, printed on Arches wove paper, plate signed "JPennell 1923" pencil signed "J Pennell" l.c., private plate, etched for the Brooklyn Edison Co.

$725.00

A very fine sporting etching by Frank Benson, this image measures 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, published in 1924, cat: Ordeman-231, pencil signed below the image, titled on the lower edge of the sheet. Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began his sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. 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. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.

$725.00

This is an original wood engraving by Latvian-American artist Isac Friedlander.  The title of this work is Exodus, it was created and printed in 1931.  Pencil signed this image measures 9 1/4X12 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.

$725.00

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

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

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

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

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

Etching, image size 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, 1921, cat. Wuerth 782 and the cover, pencil signed.

$675.00

Pencil signed, printed in 1923. 6 x 8 inches on 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 laid-type paper. Kuhler was one of the best known industrial designers of the American railroads. He learned etching after World War I and enrolled at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf.

$675.00

This is an original drypoint etching by American artist Lawrence Kupferman.  It is titled: "Abandoned House", it was created and printed in 1939, this is editioned as 5/100.  The image measures 10 1/2X12 inches.  It is pencil signed and titled in the lower border

$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

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