20th Century American Prints

20th Century American Artists

Self portrait of the artist at age 55. Lithograph from 1977. Number 52 in an edition of 200. Signed and numbered by artist in pencil. Image size 15 x 13 inches on 20 x 23 1/2 inch paper in a 24 x 27 inch frame. A dramatic and mysterious portrait.

$625.00

This is a great color etching and aquatint, image size 14 5/8 x 10 1/2 inches, c. 1938, from a small edition of 20, pencil signed and numbered, framed. Augusta Rathbone grew up in San Francisco and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, then traveled to France to continue her studies. She was known for her brightly colored landscapes and city scenes of France and the West Coast of the United States. She exhibited her work at the Paris Salon in the 1930s and in a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1940, as well as in numerous galleries across the United States.

$625.00

Pencil signed in the lower right, titled in the lower left. C. 1926. A scene from Berkeley, CA. Print measures 7 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches in a 13 1/2 x 12 3/4 gold frame. Kloss No. 94. The stylized lines in the trees capture the essence of life and movement in what most would consider a still subject.

$625.00

This 1937 etching by the American artist, Peggy Bacon, measures 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches, pencil signed and titled, 1937, cat: CL-122, published by AAA, label included with artist provenance, edition of 250. Born into an artistic family, Peggy Bacon's talents were apparent at an early age. By the age of 20, she had her first solo show in New York. She then went on to study at the Art Students League under John Sloan, Kenneth Hayes Miller and George Bellows.

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This is an original lithograph by American artist Stow Wengenroth (1906-1978) Well known for his costal New England Scenes, this is an early view titled: "Island Light, Booth bay Harbor, Maine. It was created and printed in 1937. In an edition of 50. The image measures 11 11/16X10 1/16 inches. It appears in the Stuckey catalog as image number 68.

$625.00

This adorable etching by Marguerite Kirmse measures 7 x 9 5/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled. Born in England, Kirmse was a proficient musician as well as an artist spending much of her spare time sketching at the London Zoo. Moving to America her interest in art deepened. She became a regular at the Bronx Zoo and it was reported that the keepers would let her into some of the cages to sketch the inhabitants. Her career spanned many decades with her specialty in canine art depicting everything from Scottish Terriers to Pekingese to the field hunting breeds which she and her husband raised in Bridgewater, Conn.

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This is an original aquatint etching by American artist Lester G. Hornby.  It is titled: Marabout Tombs, Tunis, 1909, and is described in the plate as: "Evening of the Bal Masque", the image measures 9 1/2X14 1/2 inches, pencil signed lower right corner.  Printed on a medium weight laid type paper.  This is a very scarce etching.  It appears in the Falk catalog as image number 301.

$625.00

A superb original etching by John Taylor Arms, this image measures 10 x 17 1/4 inches, published in 1943, state III/III, cat: Fletcher- 377, U.S. Navy Series #2, pencil signed and dated. This image shows the ships U.S.S. Radford, Quick, and Mervine at the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, South Kearney NJ. John Taylor Arms was an extremely talented and successful artist in the early 20th century, known especially for his exquisite renderings of French cathedrals and other European architecture. He served as a naval officer during WWI and at the onset of WWII was ready to serve again, but did not meet the Navy's physical requirements. Instead, Arms created his "U.S. Navy Ship Series," to support the American war effort.

$625.00

This is an original etching by John Taylor Arms, one of his Gargoyle Studies titled: "Ugly Devil", it was created and printed in 1924, the image measures 3 1/8X3 3/16
inches. The edition was 100 signed proofs. This one was signed twice in pencil once as part of a dedication in the lower left border.

$625.00

This is an original etching by American artist Kerr Eby.  It is titled: "In the Open" this image was based on the artist's WWWI experiences in France.  The image measures 7 7/8X12 3/4 inches.

It was created and printed in 1927 in an edition of 90 impressions.  This etching is pencil signed by the artist lower border.

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This is a great New York etching, image size 8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches, 1929, cat: Chamberlain-86, pencil signed and numbered below the image, titled in the lower margin. A rich impression on a grey toned laid type paper with ample margins and deckled edges. Samuel Chamberlain studied architecture at MIT, but interrupted his studies to serve in France during WWI. After the war, Chamberlain worked as an architectural draftsman in Boston before leaving the US to travel throughout France and Europe. During his time overseas, Chamberlain began sketching the countryside and architecture, eventually studying at the Royal College of Art in London. He became well known for his carefully rendered etchings and drypoints of both European and American buildings and cityscapes.

$625.00

Etching, drypoint, image size 9 x 11 3/4 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled, from a small lifetime printing, framed.

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A great New York etching by Joseph Pennell, measuring 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, published in 1921, cat: Wuerth-785, pencil signed "JoPennell imp", the "imp" indicating that Pennell printed this impression himself. This is a early trial proof of the published state.

$625.00

This is an original lino cut by American artist and member of the Prairie Printmakers, Birger Sandzen (1871-1954)  The title of this work is :"Blue Valley Farm", it was created and printed in 1929.  The image measures 9X 11 15/16 inches.  This image is pencil signed and titled in pencil in the lower border.  Printed on a medium weight wove type paper.

$625.00

This 1915 etching by Joseph Pennell measures 11 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches. Pencil signed on the l.r. in an edition of 75.

$625.00