Construction Work, Moscow

Construction Work, Moscow
1879-1963, Latvian/American

A remarkable original linocut, image size 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Albert 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

Winter

Winter
1952-, American

This mountain landscape by the American artist William R. Davis measures 8 x 10 inches, oil on board, indistinctly signed l.l., framed.

Print

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Afternoon
1883-1957, Danish

The Danish painter and wood engraver, Aksel Jorgensen, created this 12 5/8 x 8 3/8 inch print in the early part of the 19th century. As a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen he integrated the graphic arts curriculum into its fine arts program attracting many well known illustrators of the day.

Drawing

Rocky Outcropping

Rocky Outcropping
1872- c.1950, American

A fine pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes done on a heavy weight paper. It measures 7 5/8 x 11 inches. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.