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.
Etching, image size 13 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches, 1929, third state of three, from the 1929 edition of 100(Fletcher 219) from the French Church Series #26, plate signed l.r. "Arms, 1929" and titled l.l. "Notre Dame de Laon", pencil signed l.r. "John Taylor Arms - 1929", provenance Kennedy & Co., NYC.
"Summer Meadow" by Dexter Dawes measures 12 x 9 inches. Dawes summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs, drawings and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.