Hans Klemke
1892-1960, German

Blast Furnace
1892-1960, German

This industrial etching by the German artist, Hans Klemke, measures 15 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches, pencil signed, c.1950. Klemke had extensive knowledge about the workings of these great mines and was known for his etchings and paintings of these industrial areas along the Rhine and the Ruhr.

Painting

Cattle Watering
1848-1923, American

Framed oil on canvas of cows watering with Mount Monadnock in the background, this painting measures 12 x 18 inches, signed "W.P. Phelps" in the lower right. 17 3/4 x 24 1/4 inch gold frame from Maker's picture and frame shop in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Print

Weston, Vt.
1896-1978, American

This Weston, Vt. scene by Harry Scokler measures 10 3/4 x 15 inches. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil on the lower margin. Artist provenance on label on backing. Harry Shokler was born in Ohio and studied at the Cincinnatti Art Academy and the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. Known as a Regionalist painter and printmaker, Shokler was one of the pioneers of the serigraph or silkscreen process of printmaking and in 1946 wrote one of the foremost books on the process, the "Artist's Manual for Silkscreen Printmaking".

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.