Isaac Friedlander
1890-1968, Latvian-American

Job (2:13)
1890-1968, Latvian-American

This is a stunning original wood engraving with a beautifully geometric, slightly abstracted composition. The image size is 14 x 10 1/8 inches, published in an edition of 50, c. 1950s, pencil signed, titled, and numbered. Friedlander was born in the town of Mitau, Latvia, and as a young man spent several years in prison. When he was released he traveled to Italy where he studied art and became friends with fellow expatriate Maxim Gorky. In 1929 Friedlander emigrated to the United States, becoming known for his evocative etchings and wood engravings, many with a strong political message.


The Messenger
1890-1968, Latvian-American

A remarkable original etching by Latvian-American artist Isaac Friedlander, this image measures 13 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches, published in 1953 in a small edition of 30 impressions, pencil signed, titled, and numbered. Friedlander was born in the town of Mitau, Latvia, and as a young man spent several years in prison. When he was released he traveled to Italy where he studied art and became friends with fellow expatriate Maxim Gorky. In 1929 Friedlander emigrated to the United States, becoming known for his evocative etchings and wood engravings, many with with a strong political message.


Memory
1890-1968, Latvian-American

Wood engraving on Japan paper, image size 7 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches, 1931, from the "Sonnet Series," pencil signed.


Under the Clouds
1890-1968, Latvian-American

Wood engraving on Japan paper, image size 7 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches, 1931, from the "Sonnet Series," pencil signed.


Over the Village
1890-1968, Latvian-American

Etching, image size 11 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches, titled and signed in pencil.

Painting

The Lighthouse
1935 - ?, American

This original oil on canvas, c. 1950, by Robert Mokowitz measures 12 x 16 inches and is signed on the lower right and is framed. Moskowitz was heavily influenced by abstract expressionism and the work of Jasper Johns. Studying at the Pratt Institute of Art under Bradley Walker Tomlin and Adolph Gottlieb, he worked mainly in oils and pastels with architectural themes. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.

Print

Dominion
1862-1928, American

Lithograph, image size: 12 7/16 x 9 9/16 inches, c. 1919-1920, numbered 19/33, pencil signed by the printer Bolton Brown l.l., pencil signed by the artist l.r., cat. Czestochowski-127, provenance: Baldwin-Wallace College

Drawing

Castle Path
fl. 1875-1889, American

Watercolor, image size 14 x 10 1/8 inches, dated 1885 and signed Geo. C. Bell