Chaim Gross
1904 - 1991, American

Mother Love
1904 - 1991, American

Lithograph, image size 12 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches. Signed, titled and inscribed "To Edna-with Love, Renee & Chaim Gross 72" l.r., numbered "9/10" l.l. One of the first generations of direct carvers, Gross came to the US in 1921 and worked for the WPA in the late 1930's. He was an illustrator, sculptor and instructor teaching at the Education Alliance School in NYC.

Painting

Petrean Place
1907-1982, British/American

This collage by Nora Unwin measures 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches and is matted and framed. Created in 1972, Unwin gives the viewer a look past a rocky seawall to the water's distant horizon line. Her use of cloth, textured paper, glue and colored ink skillfully adhered to a painted background was one of her favorite mediums to display her genius, giving the viewer this three-dimensional effect. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

Print

Study of a Nude
1852-1931, French

This original lithograph by Jean-Louis Forain measures 10 x 12 inches on a sheet size of 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Created c. 1898 in probably a small but unknown edition. Cat: Johnson 48.4. Forain was an important French Impressionist painter, lithographer and etcher. Friends with Degas for over 50 years and heavily influenced by Daumier, he enjoyed depicting scenes of everyday life in the city of Paris. This print was intended for a portfolio to have been published by Ambroise Vollard. Forain was a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Drawing

Maple in Winter
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil sketch by Dexter Dawes measures 8 7/8 x 6 inches on lightweight drawing paper.