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

Meadow in Bloom
1876-1936, American

Oil on artist board, 12 x 16 inches, c. 1930, unsigned. Born in Germany, Saling emigrated to America through Ellis Island in 1893 at the age of 17. He was a successful decorator and artist first in New York City, then in Hartford, Connecticut. In the late 1920s, he moved to Lyme, Connecticut, the setting for many of his landscapes. He was a member of many prestigious artist's groups, including the Salmagundi Club, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Connecticut League of Art Students and the Springfield Art League.

Print

Christ Child Bookplate
1890-1988, English

This wood engraving by Philip Hagreen measures 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches and is plate signed on the lower margin. Hagreen was a gifted wood engraver and illustrator. Founder of the Society of Wood Engravers in the early 20th. century he became a master of the small format creating over 170 bookplates. He studied lettering with Eric Gill and was known for his use of white lines and spaces. A religious man, he withdrew from the artistic life to follow in the Lord's footsteps and in so doing became one of the most under appreciated engravers of the time.

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing with two images, image sizes 4 3/8 x 5 and 5 x 6 1/8 inches.