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

Autumn Landscape
1857 - 1915, American

Watercolor on illustration board; period frame; image size 9 x 14 inches, signed lower right, "W.C. Fitler NY". A tonalist landscape painter, most of his works were painted in Conn., NY and Long Island.

Print

Portrait of an Old Man
1896-1984, American

Etching, image size 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, pencil signed

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".