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Jack Levine
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

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".


Facing East
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

Portfolio written by James Michener, prints and sketches by Jack Levine. First limited edition, numbered 804/2500, Maecenas Press, Random House, New York, 1970, signed in pen and ink on colophon sheet by Jack Levine and James Michener. Part I of this folio contains text by James Michener, four original lithographs by Levine, and one original "hors-texte" woodblock. Part II contains Levine's sketchbook with 54 pochoir and phototype process reproductions of his watercolors, gouaches and drawings, finished by hand. All contained in a silk clamshell box with goatskin closure.


Rabbinical Scholar
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

Etching, image size 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, numbered 87/100 lower left, pencil signed lower right. Known as a social realist painter and printmaker, Levine's work is found today in collections across the country and even in the Vatican Museums.

Painting

The Rocky Cove
1877-1967, American

Watercolor on paper, sight size 11 x 14 3/8 inches, c. 1930s, signed lower left, framed. Carroll Bill was an artist and architect, studying at Harvard Architectural School. He was a member of many artist's associations, including the Boston Architectural Club, the Boston Society of Architects, the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters, the New York Society of Watercolor Painters, the New York Watercolor Club and the Springfield Art League.

Print

Women on Asses
1828-1893, French

Etching, image size 3 1/2 x 5 in, initialed in plate

Drawing

House on a Hill
1916-, American

Watercolor on paper, 13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches, titled, signed and dated in pen on reverse, inscribed Westchester County N.Y., Nov 30, '33