William Sharp
1900-1961, Austrian/American

Don Quixote
1900-1961, Austrian/American

Etching, image size 5 x 9 inches, pencil signed l.r. "Wm Sharp". Sharp was born in Austria where he attended the Academy for Arts and Industry. His early career started with designing stain glass windows and painting murals but he quickly became involved with the anti-Hitler movement and created political cartoons against it. He used a pseudonym but was found out and was to be sent to a concentration camp but escaped to the US in 1934. He was a longtime contributor to The New York Times Magazine and The New York Post.

Painting

Village Scene by the Shore
1885-1954, American

Watercolor and gouache, visible size 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches, signed lower right.

Pearce was born in Philadelphia but lived and worked in Manasquan, NJ, painting landscapes, interiors, figures and still-lifes. He studied under Chase and Weir.

Print

Ice River Country
1884-1954, American

A great sun-drenched western scene, this etching measures 12 3/8 x 10 3/8, published in 1936, pencil signed, dated and titled. Palenske was equally an outdoorsman and an artist, spending much of his time out riding and exploring the western wilderness. His etchings reflect his great love of the outdoors, as in this image of two riders pausing to look up at the rugged mountain terrain.

Drawing

Boulder Landscape
1848 - 1921, American

Watercolor, image size 7 1/4 x 9 inches.

McAuliffe was active in the late 19th century and produced public works, especially in Everett, Mass: Roman Catholic Cathedral, St John's, and Parlin Library. His specialties were maritime and religious subjects.