20th Century American Prints

20th Century American Artists

This is an original color lithograph by American artist Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) The title of this work is "Rachel", it was created and printed in 1976 in an edition of only 100. The image is quite large measuring 37 1/2X26 inches. It is currently framed. Pencil signed lower right within the edge of the image.

$650.00

Color aquatint. Numbered in pencil in the lower left, 2/25. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate signed in the lower left. Plate measures 8 x 10 inches on 8 7/8 x 11 3/8 inch wove type paper. Small registration holes on either side of the print. Meyerowitz studied at the National Academy of Design in NY and is best known for his development of producing etchings in color. His work is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Carnegie Institute; National Academy of Design; Harvard University and the Library of Congress.

$650.00

A beautiful etching by John Taylor Arms measuring 12 3/8 x 17 3/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, printed in 1945, state II, cat: Fletcher-390. 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.

$650.00

This is an original hand signed lithograph by American artist Stow Wengenroth. The title of this piece is "Bufflehead", it was created and printed in 1967 in an edition of only 50 signed proofs.
The image measures 9 3/4X15 7/8 inches. This lithograph appears in the Stuckey catalog as image number 312. Very good condition, matted not framed.

$650.00

This is an original etching by American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this work is: "Blessed be thy name", it was created and printed in 1942. The image measures 12 3/4X8 1/4 inches. The artist's view of the aftermath of war in Europe. It is hand signed, titled, dated and inscribed as "Trial Proof No3" in the lower margin by the artist in pencil.
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.

$650.00

Drypoint etching with hand coloring (lips), image size 19 3/4 x 12 inches, 1907, pencil signed lower right

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This is a vibrant original lithograph in colors by American artist Leonard Baskin. The image size is 24 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches oval, 1974, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 655, artist's proof apart from the published edition, pencil signed and notated "AP", printed on a full sheet of Arches paper with deckle edges. Leonard Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work tended toward the representational with a strong classical influence especially in his sense of composition and structure. In the 1970s Baskin created a series of striking large scale portraits of Native Americans to honor and highlight their role in the history of our country.

$650.00

A great image of a WWII battleship by John Taylor Arms, this etching with aquatint measures 12 x 18 inches, #1 of Arms' "U. S. Navy Ship Series," published in 1943, state 3 of 6, pencil signed and dated lower right, numbered "VI" lower left, cat: Fletcher-376. This is a rare early state proof before the plate was steel-faced for the fourth state. 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.

$650.00

Lithograph of a house in Wiscasset, Maine. C. 1947. Catalog: Stuckey 171. Pencil signed in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Edition of 85. Plate measures 8 1/4 x 15 1/4 on 12 1/2 x 19 inch wove type paper. This print showcases his love of New England architecture, as well as his mastery of light and shadow.

$625.00

Soft Ground etching with aquatint,1918, small edition,cat.C-61,image size: 8 7/8X5 7/8",printed by Ernest Haskell

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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 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.

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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

This award winning wood engraving by the American artist, Nora Unwin measures 9 x 7 inches, pencil signed, titled and dated, cat: McGoldrick-103, framed. Deemed one of Unwins' most outstanding prints. From a total of 157 prints from 26 states and Hawaii, "Mexican Women" was chosen as the Presentation Print of the Year at the Boston Printmakers 1956 annual exhibition. Framed.

$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.

$625.00