John Stockton deMartelly
1903-1979, American

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.


While The Sun Shines
1903-1979, American

Lithograph, image size 9 5/8 x 13 7/8 inches, 1943, Zink 69, AAA, this print is after a painting by the artist titled "Haying". deMartelly had a home in rural New Hampshire and was known to portrayed his neighbors in his art. The figure on the right is probably Newt Tolman, one of those neighbors.


Chore Boy
1903-1979, American

Lithograph, image size 9 x 12 1/8 inches, 1942, published by the AAA, cat: Zink-12, pencil signed and titled with the inscription "For Grant 6/57 in trade t'boot".


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

The Old Mill
1833-1894, American

This is a lush, finely detailed landscape by Henry W. Kemper, painted in 1865, signed and dated on the lower left corner. Oil on canvas, 16 x 14 inches, in the original period gilt frame. Kemper paints a very peaceful image of this long forgotten mill. In this verdant summer scene, a traveler approaches the mill from the darkness of the forest just as the sun peeks through passing storm clouds.

Print

Quartier Du Combat
1874-1947, French

Etching, image size 7 7/8 x 10 inches, pencil signed l.l. This work is also know as "Boulevard de la Villette"

Drawing

Dover Market
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

This pencil drawing by Jack Levine measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right. Levine was best known for his satires on modern life and political corruption. Born in South Boston into a large family, his drawing abilities were apparent at an young age. At 14 he entered a painting program at Harvard and a few years later was employed in the Works Progress Administration. His lower class childhood was often a subject of his paintings and he became known for "telling it like it is".