Melville T. Wire
1877-1966, American

The Lazy Stream
1877-1966, American

This Melvin Wire etching measures 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled. Wire was a landscape impressionist creating over 30 etchings of abandoned barns and unpopulated landscapes. Belonging to no organized group of painters, Wire was a solitary figure using impressionist style to express his feelings about the land he loved.

West Shore
1877-1966, American

This etching by Melville Wire measures 8 1/8 x 11 7/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled. AAA label included with artist provenance.

Hillside Pastures
1877-1966, American

Etching, image size 7 3/4 x 11 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled.

Cabin by the River (Oregon)
1877-1966, American

Etching, image size 7 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches, circa 1945, signed and titled in pencil. The gallery has two impressions of this print, one of which is unsigned.

Columbia River Ranch
1877-1966, American

Etching, image size 7 3/16 x 9 15/16 inches, circa 1940


Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.


Goose Boy
1891-1969, American

This colored etching by Dorsey Potter Tyson measures 5 x 4 inches. It is pencil signed and numbered with the artists stamp in the upper left corner, c. 1930. Label with artist provenance on backing. Tyson was known for his decorative, Asian influenced color etchings very much in the style of Elyse Ashe Lord. His technique of printing in color was similar to a monoprint technique; he would hand color the plate with oil based printers ink for each impression, rather than coloring in the black line etching after it was printed.


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".