Levon West
1900-1968, American

The Cypress
$375.00
1900-1968, American

This original etching by Levon West measures 6 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed, numbered and titled. Levon West studied at the Art Students League with Joseph Pennell, who greatly encouraged him to pursue his etching career which he did by traveling to Spain for a year to study techniques used by the masters. His first important etching came as a sketch of Charles Lindberg's plane, the "Spirit of St. Louis" which he presented to the New York Times the day after Lindberg's famous trans-Atlantic flight. The etching was front page news. From there Wests' career took off.


Early Gunner
$425.00
1900-1968, American

This etching and drypoint by Levon West, published in 1930, measures 9 3/8 x 15 1/8 inches. It is pencil signed and numbered on the lower margin. Levon West grew up a preacher's son in North Dakota. He attended the University of Minnesota, majoring in business before he turned to art. In a pivotal moment in his life, West traveled to the east coast where he met Joseph Pennell, who recognized his talent and encouraged him to study art and printmaking. West studied etching with Pennell as well as at the Art Students League in New York.


Champion Cocker Spaniel Ch. Torohill Trader
$375.00
1900-1968, American

Etching, image size 14 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches, 1934, pencil signed.


Casa Blanca, Havana
$325.00
1900-1968, American

Etching, image size 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches, 1930, pencil signed and numbered "54".


Dark Doorway
$750.00
1900-1968, American

Etching, 15 3/4 x 8 inches, pencil signed, framed

Painting

Whitby, Yorkshire
1803-1840, British

Oil on canvas, 12 1/2 x 15 5/8 inches, c. 1830, signed "Chambers- Whitby" on the back of the sinking ship. A dramatic scene of a shipwreck in the stormy seas. Chambers was a painter from Whitby, Yorkshire, who specialized in seascapes. He was the son of a fisherman, and as a young boy served as a cabin boy on a merchant ship. He later spent some time in London as a set painter for the Pavillion Theater. Chambers was best known for his paintings of ships and naval battles, many of which are in museums and galleries in Britain.

Print

At the Well
1831-1858, English

Etching, 1876, image size 5 3/4 x 9 15/16 inches, plate signed

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.