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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

Landscape with House by a Duck Pond
1848-1927, American

Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, signed "MHLOWELL" lower left. A primarily self-taught artist, Lowell preferred landscapes and worked mainly in the Adirondacks and Hudson River Valley.

Print

Velasquez
1922-2000, American

A rare artist's proof by Leonard Baskin, this woodcut was published c. 1963 in a small edition of 50 impressions. Cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-458, pencil signed and inscribed "Artist's Proof". In the era of abstract expressionism, Leonard Baskin’s work was always representational, with a strong classical influence. He drew inspiration from many artists of the past, and in the 1950s and 1960s created series of portraits of the artists he admired including this image of Spanish Baroque artist Diego Velasquez.

Drawing

White Pine
1872- c.1950, American

This drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 21 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches and is dated "July 7, 1929" on the lower margin. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and drawings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club