American Drawings

Harlem Revival

$1850.00

Pencil and graphite on drawing board, image size 13 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression, and was a member of the WPA.

Hudson River Docks With New York in the Distance

$600.00

Paul Daniel Ortlip was a well known landscape and portrait artist from Fort Lee, NJ. Born into an artistic family, he studied in NY and Paris. After serving in the military he became the participating artist for NASA, the official US Navy Artist and was first commissioned by the White House to paint portraits of the astronauts. Later, he also did a portrait of John F. Kennedy. His works are housed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. This expressive watercolor by Ortlip measures 15 x 22 inches and is signed and dated by the artist. It is in its original frame with a NJ label on the back.

Debussy's Clouds

$450.00

Watercolor on paper, image size 13 1/4 x 18 1/8 inches, 1950, signed and titled in pencil, l.r. This is a study for the painting, "Debussy's Clouds," which was featured on the program for the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra's concert in December 1950.

Cornwall

$425.00

This is an original watercolor painting by Boston artist William Goodrich Beal (1855-1919) This piece is signed and titled lower left "Cornwall" under the artist's signature. The painting came to us in what appears to be the original frame with an early Macy's label NY. The painting measures 5 1/2X9 inches. The painting is in very good condition, the color is still rich. The overall frame size is 8 1/4X11 3/4 inches

The Blacksmith Shop

$325.00

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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