A vibrant original oil on canvas by Italian artist Luigi Paollilo, this painting measures 28 x 36 inches, c. 1910, signed l.r. "L. Paolillo", framed. Known for his seascapes and genre scenes, Paollilo exhibited his work widely in Italy and Europe; he also spent many years traveling in the western hemisphere, from Argentina to America.
This original etching by Levon West measures 6 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed, numbered and titled. Levon West studied at the Art Students League with Joseph Pennell, who greatly encouraged him to pursue his etching career which he did by traveling to Spain for a year to study techniques used by the masters. His first important etching came as a sketch of Charles Lindberg's plane, the "Spirit of St. Louis" which he presented to the New York Times the day after Lindberg's famous trans-Atlantic flight. The etching was front page news. From there Wests' career took off.