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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

Rockhill
1907-1982, British/American

Mixed media, sight size 11 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches, titled and dated l.r. "rockhill 67", framed. Nora Unwin was a children's illustrator and author. Born near London, England into a family where several members were engaged in publishing and printing. She is best known for her work in book illustration and wood carving. After moving to the States she became a member of the National Academy of Design in New York and earned a Newbery mention for "Mountain Born", and a Newbery Medal for "Amos Fortune, Free Man". The Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, New Hampshire is the keeper of the Nora S.

Print

Hamburg Harbor
1881-1962, Austrian

This is a remarkable original etching and aquatint of Hamburg Harbor in Germany. The image size is 15 5/8 x 22 3/4 inches, published in 1914 in an edition of 100 impressions, pencil signed and numbered, framed. This image is printed using two plates, one in black ink and one in gray ink to create a chiaroscuro effect with beautiful tonal range and rich contrast. Luigi Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature.

Drawing

The Artist's Daughter
1893-1986, American

Silverpoint on gessoed board with black, white, and red chalk, 9 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches, c. 1960, unsigned.