This is an original handsigned woodblock print by Latvian-American artist Isac Friedlander. This work is titled: "Ghetto", it was created and printed in 1942. It is a very scarce image by this artist. It was created and printed in 1942. The image measures 9 3/4X10 7/8 inches. pencil signed titled and dated in the lower margin. This image was printed in an edition of only 26 signed proofs.. Isac Friedlander was born in 1890 in Mitau, Latvia. Those were difficult days for a captive people under the czarist yoke, but it was not long before young Isac’s assertive spirit emerged. At sixteen he was arrested and condemned to death, along with several of his classmates, for protesting compulsory uniforms and weekend curfews. His classmates were shot but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.
Fortunately, Friedlander’s skills in drawing and the portraits he did of his prison guards and their children came to the attention of a local functionary, who took an interest in him. In four years he was released. The war years of the 1940’s found him deeply troubled in spirit by the reports of sufferings and persecution of his people throughout Nazi-dominated Europe. Having experienced first hand in his youth the depth of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man, he now produced his heart-rending and powerful prints of the holocaust.
Friedlander’s woodcuts, wood engravings, and etchings are powerful expressions of the human condition. Death took him in 1968, but not before his spirit found renewed expression in his masterful prints of life among America’s urban blacks as the winds of social change were gathering to redress the wrongs of generations.
Etching from his Venice series of etchings. Done in 1925. Number 21 out of the edition of 80, This etching appears in the Hardie catalog as image number 250. The image measures 7 1/8 x 15 3/4 inches. J Whatman watermark laid-type paper. Collector's annotations in pencil at the lower edge of the sheet.
This remarkable etching is one of Eby's finest prints, and is featured on the front cover of the Giardina catalog. The image size is 8 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, published in an edition of 100 in 1931, cat: Giardina-168, pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp", the 'imp' indicating that Eby printed this impression himself. This image is one of several landscapes Eby made depicting his house in Westport, Connecticut and with it's rich tonal range and vivid contrasts, it is by far one of his most impressive images. This etching features a very richly inked impression on a medium weight watermarked wove type paper.
This is a quite rare original lithograph by American artist Leonard Baskin. It was created between 1973-1974 in the Boston Studio in collaboration with lithographer Herb Fox. This image is not in the Fern O'Sullivan catalog. The image measures 11X10 inches. This lithograph is hand signed in pencil, inscribed as A.P. lower left and has the Herb Fox blind stamp in the lower margin. Beautifully framed with archival materials.
This is a fine example of the Paris etchings created by Manuel Robbe in the early quarter of the 20th century. This etching is titled: "Moulin Rouge", created circa 1925.
This is a combination of color aquatint and etching, it was published by L'Estampe Moderne in an edition of 200. The image measures 11 3/8X15 1/2 inches. This etching is hand signed lower right and identified as an artist proof on the lower left. This etching was originally sold and framed by Merrill Chase Galleries in Chicago, the labels and information are attached to the back of the frame. The etching appears to be in flawless condition, rich colors and inking.
Lithograph, (c. 1942), pencil signed, image size 7 1/2x11 3/4
A beautiful lithograph by the American artist, Stow Wengenroth, measuring 12 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches, pencil signed in an edition of 50. This image is of Winter Harbor, Maine, created in October of 1941, Stuckey cat: 110, framed. Wengenroth was one of the preeminent lithographers of 20th century America, known for his atmospheric, incredibly detailed images of the New England landscape and coastline. He studied at the Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art in New York, and in the summers studied with John Carlson in Woodstock NY and George Ennis in Eastport ME. In 1931 he had his first one man show at the MacBeth Galleries, beginning a long and very successful artistic career.
This etching by the well known Welsh artist, Augustus John, measures 3 7/8 x 3 1/8 inches. It is pencil signed and framed, with artist provenance on Kennedy Galleries label on backing. Cat: Campbell Dodgson 107 V. Augustus John was a painter, draughtsman and etcher, known for his brilliant figure drawings, his work being compared to Gauguin and Matisse.
Lithograph from May 1960. Scene from New York, New York. Image measures 15 3/16 x 11 3/4 inches on 19 3/4 x 15 inch medium weight wove type paper. Wengenroth has captured this majestic owl at high alert against a dramatic bright sky, framed with some plate tone on the edges. Catalog: Stuckey 269.
This is an original etching by Anders Zorn. The title is "En Ring", A Ring. It was created and printed in 1906.The image measures 8 1/4X6 1/4 inches. Printed on a laid type Van Gelder Zonen paper. "The wife of the Finnish writer Wentzel Hagelstam
Executed - In Zorn’s studio in Paris 1906 A fine impression in very good condition with wide margins
Signed in Plate - Signed “Une Baque” in upper right corner signed ”Zorn 1906” in lower right corner
- Signed in the artist's hand with pencil in lower right margin " This is the second state of two. A rare image
Lithograph, image size 18 x 13 inches, edition of 30, 1945, print signed, dated, edition number, and title in pencil. Plate signed "BS" l.r. Fine & Looney 246. Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He studied with Edmond and Jaques Desjobert in Paris before returning to the US and continuing his nearly forty year career as a printmaker.
Etching, plate size: 15 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches, image size: 13 3/8 x 21 5/8 inches, 1887-1888, cat. Schneider-133, remarque lower left, inscribed lower right: "Selected for Mr. E. Q. Kennedy", printed by H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, on parchment, pencil signed lower right.
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