Alessandro Mastro-Valerio
1889-1953, Italian/American

Morning
1889-1953, Italian/American

This is a gorgeous original mezzotint, image size 6 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, published in a small edition of 30 in 1935, reproduced in "Fine Prints of the Year 1935", pencil signed and numbered. Alessandro Mastro-Valerio was born and raised in Italy and studied at the Salvatore Rosa Art Institute in Naples before moving to the United States. He became known for his graceful mezzotints of female nudes; this image is one of his earliest mezzotints, yet his distinctive style of richly sculptural figures and a deep, atmospheric sense of light and shadow is already well established.


Morning Papers
1889-1953, Italian/American

Mezzotint, image size 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches, 1941, pencil signed

Painting

Monadnock  View
1872- c.1950, American

This hilltop view of Mt. Monadnock by Dexter Dawes, measures 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches and is pencil signed and dated 1932. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.

Print

Town of Morenberg
1890-1983, American

Etching, image size 8 11/16 x 7 11/16 inches, 1938, pencil signed, initialed and dated in the plate

Drawing

White Birches, Silver Lake
1872- c.1950, American

Pencil drawing of white birches by Dexter Dawes, 1916, Silver Lake, measures 11 x 8 1/4 inches. Title and date on lower right.