Armand Coussens
1881-1935, French

Open Air Market
1881-1935, French

This color etching by Armand Coussens measures 9 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches. Published c. 1920, pencil signed and numbered and printed on heavy weight paper. Coussens studied under Alex Lahaye at the Beaux-Arts in Nimes, France where he eventually became professor of drawing. His landscapes and figure studies were of everyday life on the street, often with delicate colorings on very detailed plates.

Painting

August Sunlight
20th century, American

Pastel, image size 16 1/2 x 11 inches

Print

Japanese Fan

This early 19th Century hand painted fan measures 6 1/4 x 15 inches. The back is lined with paper with Japanese writing on it.

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.