John Stockton deMartelly
1903-1979, American

The Evangelist
1903-1979, American

Framed lithograph from 1941. Number 27 in an edition of 100. Pencil titled, editioned, signed and dated by the artist. Image measures 13 9/16 x 9 7/8 inches in 21 1/4 x 26 1/2 inch frame. The subject is deMartelly's New Hampshire neighbor, Lizzie Osgood. The Osgood sisters had a reputation for their devotion to the Bible, which deMartelly makes light of in this picture. The banner behind Osgood's head and the black cat in the upper right emphasize Martelly's suspicion of organized religion. Cat: Zink 19. One of his independent regionalist lithographs.


Old Man Towne Bought a New Scythe, 1938
1903-1979, American

A beautiful light-filled lithograph by the American artist, John Stockton deMartelly, measuring 8 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches, cat: Zink 45, published by AAA, pencil signed. John deMartelly studied at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts, traveling to Italy and London to continue his studies. He was close friends with Thomas Hart Benton, with whom he taught at the Kansas City Art Institute for several years, before becoming the artist in residence at Michigan State University. DeMartelly was known for his regionalist style, most often depicting scenes of rural American farm life.


Give Us This Day
1903-1979, American

This is a beautiful original lithograph by American Regionalist artist John deMartelly. The image size is 13 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches, 1937, pencil signed. John deMartelly studied at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts, as well as in Italy and London. He was close friends with Thomas Hart Benton, with whom he taught at the Kansas City Art Institute for several years, before becoming the artist in residence at Michigan State University. DeMartelly was known for his regionalist style, most often depicting scenes of rural American farm life.


Ride-a-Cock-Horse
1903-1979, American

Lithograph, image size 9 1/4 x 12 1/8 inches, 1940, AAA edition, cat. Zink-56, pencil signed


Blue Valley Fox Hunt
1903-1979, American

Lithograph, image size 12 3/4 x 16 7/16 inches, 1936, cat: Zink-10, pencil signed, framed. According to deMartelly's son, Michael, the figure dozing beneath the tree on the left of the image is deMartelly's friend and fellow artist Thomas Hart Benton.

Painting

Petrean Place
1907-1982, British/American

This collage by Nora Unwin measures 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches and is matted and framed. Created in 1972, Unwin gives the viewer a look past a rocky seawall to the water's distant horizon line. Her use of cloth, textured paper, glue and colored ink skillfully adhered to a painted background was one of her favorite mediums to display her genius, giving the viewer this three-dimensional effect. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

Print

Tree Tapestry
1900-1988, Italian-American

Etching, image size is 9 x 10 3/4 inches, cat: Embury-94, 1945, published by AAA, ed. 250, pencil signed l.r.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1945
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and pencil drawing, 1945, image size 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches.