Ture Bengtz
1907-1973, American

Two Girls in Party Hats
1907-1973, American

Lithograph, image size 13 3/16 x 9 7/16 inches, c. 1945, Bengtz immigrated to America in 1927 and attended the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. During World War II, the Raytheon Corporation hired Bengtz as a technical illustrator of radar equipment. His drawings were so exacting that they looked like photographs. In the 1930’s Bengtz headed the drawing and graphic arts departments at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts. He was a well known and respected teacher spending many hours of his personal time helping his students.

Painting

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

London bridge, On the Thames
1853- , American

Etching, 1882, 9 1/2 x 15 inches, plate signed. Published by Fishel, Adler and Schwartz, London.

Drawing

Modernist Landscape
1947 - , French

Watercolor study for a festival held at the Hotel Meynier d'Oppede in 1970, sheet size measures 19 5/8 x 16 inches. Guibal was known for his abstract motifs of wind, birds, women and the sea, exibiting in Paris, London, Stockholm and the US.