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John A. Cook
1870-1936

Painting

Setting Sail, Early Morning
1850-1921, American

Oil on canvas, 12 x 20 inches, 1881, signed and dated, in a period gilt frame. As a young man, Johnson was a sailor and one of only twelve survivors aboard a ship that caught fire and sank of the coast of South Africa. He returned to his native Boston, Massachusetts, and studied art with marine painter William E. Norton. Johnson went on to become very well known for his nautical and marine paintings in the later part of the 19th century.

Print

Old Farmhouse
1905-1963, American

Lithograph, image size 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled "Julius Tanzer" l.r. and "Old Farmhouse" l.c., the artist worked during the depression and was a member of the WPA.

Drawing

Harlem Revival
1905-1963, American

Pencil and graphite on drawing board, image size 13 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression, and was a member of the WPA.