Launching the Boat
A fine lithograph by Robert Von Neumann measuring 8 x 10 3/4 inches on wide, clean margins. Sheet size is 12 x 13 3/4 inches with the artist's signature and title in pencil on the lower margin. Born in Germany and coming to the US in 1926 Von Neumann became known as an American scene printmaker and painter. He identified with the common folk and liked to depict hard working people going about their daily tasks. He made it a point to include a human figure in his images and one that imparted a message.