Worker's Head
1879-1963, Latvian/American

This is a beautiful, intimate portrait of a Depression-era worker by Albert Abramovitz. Linocut, image size 7 x 4 1/2 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Abramovitz was known for his dramatic images with sharp social commentary, many portraying the hardships of daily life for working class people in both America and Russia. Born in Latvia, Abramovitz studied at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. While in Paris he was a member and juror of the Paris Salon, and won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Rome and Turin, Italy. In the 1920s Abramovitz emigrated to America, first the west coast then settled in New York City where he lived for the rest of his life. He created a number of prints for the WPA, and his work was included in exhibitions by the Union of American Artists, the American Artist's Congress, the ACA Gallery and the National Academy of Design.

Painting

Pastoral Landscape

Gouache painting, image size: 7 x 8 inches, signed lower left,

Print

Betrayal of Christ, Agony in the Garden
1549-1618, Flemish

This is a rare early engraving by Johannes Wierix after Pieter van der Borcht, printed with an image on both sides of the sheet. Each image measures 4 1/2 x 2 7/ 8 inches, 1583, a good impression on a very early laid type paper, published by 16th century book printer and publisher Christophe Plantin. One side of the sheet shows the 'Betrayal of Christ', the other 'Agony in the Garden'.

Drawing

Artists  Studio
1893-1986, American

Drawing, pen and ink on paper, image size 14 x 10 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled, l.r. "Artists Studio - Harriton", adhered to artist board.