20th Century American Prints

20th Century American Artists

This is a fine modernist wood engraving by American artist John P. Heins (1896-1969)  This wood engraving was created and printed 1936 in an edition of about 28, created for the WPA in NYC.  The image measures 5 7/8X7 3/4 inches.  This is a rare unstamped proof purchased from the artist's estate.

$625.00

This is a fine pencil signed etching and drypoint by American artist George Elbert Burr.  We are unsure of the title or location, certainly a view of the Southwest.  The image measures 4 3/4X7 3/4 inches, printed on a medium weight wove type paper.  This image does not appear in the Seeber catalog.

$625.00

Lithograph, image size 21 1/4 x 14 3/8 inches, c. 1920, edition of 50, pencil signed, framed.

$625.00

This is an original etching and drypoint by American artist Louis Rosenberg.  The title is: The Grand Canal, Venice, it is printed on a medium weight laid type paper.  This etching was created and printed in 1927.  The image measures 8 7/8X13 7/8 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower right border, very fine condition, nice use of plate tone in the sky and water.  A very rare image, Rosenberg at his best!!!...

$625.00

This is an original wood block print by American artist Isac Friedlander.  Created circa 1930 this image is titled: "Companions", It is pencil signed and titled in the lower border.  The image measures 11 3/4X9 3/4 inches.  Printed on a medium weight wove type paper.  Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Mitau, Latvia. He was arrested in 1906 and imprisoned by Russian authorities for anti- Czarist Political activities from 1906 to 1912. He studied art at the Academy of Rome, Italy from 1913 until 1917. He was a friend of Russian writer Maxim Gorky. Friedlander began his printing career in 1915. In 1917 he repatriated to Russia during the Kerensky regime, but in 1929 Friedlander immigrated to the US with the encouragement of his cousin Joseph Hirshhorn.

$625.00

This is an original etching by California artist  and printmaker,, Armin Hansen.  The title is: Snug Harbor.  It was created and printed in 1928, and exhibited through the California Printmakers Society.  The image measure 6X8 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower right border, in very nice condition

$625.00

This is a very fine original etching by American artist Kerr Eby. The title of this work is "The Cattle Ford", it was created and printed in 1945 in an edition of 100.
The image measures 8 15/16X13 1/2 inches. It is printed on a medium weight wove type paper. It is hand signed in pencil and has the "imp" inscription after his name to show that he personally printed this impression. The scene is most likely near Eby's home in Westport, Connecticut. This image appears in the Giardina catalog as image number
207. Fine use of plate tone in the sky and snow.

$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 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

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

$625.00

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

Etching, Artist's Proof with numerous fingerprints left during printing, image size 8 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches, not included in the Wuerth catalogue, inscribed in the plate lower left "Chelsea Church," pencil signed

$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 drypoint etching by American artist Kerr Eby.  The title is: Burns Brothers, Sutton Place New York, it was created and printed in 1922 in an edition of only 50.  The image measures 12 1/4X8 3/4 inches.  It is hand signed in pencil with the "imp" after his name which means he printed this impression himself in his studio.

Burns Brothers is the New York City coal company that had many depots along the East River including this one at 56th street and Sutton Place.

$625.00

This etching with sandpaper ground was created and printed by American artist Harold Kerr Eby.  The title: Little Franklin is named for a Ledge located off the coast of Friendship Maine.  The image measrues 8 1/2X14 5/8 inches.  Printed in an edition of 100 in 1937.  Eby left a skim of unwiped ink on the plate to create tone in the water.  A fine impression, nicely framed with archival materials.

$625.00