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

Painting

August Sunlight
20th century, American

Pastel, image size 16 1/2 x 11 inches

Print

By the Arks
1914-1971, Spanish-American

This 1941 lithograph by the Spanish American artist, Federico Castellon, measures 9 x 11 7/8 inches, pencil signed, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists, NY. Primarily a self-taught artist who was heavily influenced by Dali, Picasso and Rouault. At 18, Castellon had his first solo show with the help of his mentor, Diego Rivera, who recognized the young man's talent. Throughout his career he was awarded two Guggenheim fellowships and participated in the Paris Exhibition of Spanish Artists that included Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, and Joan MirĂ³.

Drawing

Storm
20th Century, American

A very fine scratchboard image of a stormy coastline, sight size 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches, 1948, initialed and dated in the image, pencil signed on the window mat, framed.