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

Cattle Watering
1848-1923, American

Framed oil on canvas of cows watering with Mount Monadnock in the background, this painting measures 12 x 18 inches, signed "W.P. Phelps" in the lower right. 17 3/4 x 24 1/4 inch gold frame from Maker's picture and frame shop in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Print

York Minster- West Front
1874-1943, British

A delicately rendered original etching with drypoint, plate size 5 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches, published in 1923, cat: Dickins-78, pencil signed. Walcot was born in Russia, the son of a British father and Russian mother. His family traveled extensively throughout Europe as well as South America, and Walcot was educated in Paris and Russia, graduating with a degree in architecture from the Imperial Academy of the Arts in Moscow. He worked as an architect briefly in Russia before moving to England in 1906.

Drawing

River View with Cottages
1844-1920, American

Charcoal drawing, image size 10 3/8 x 16 5/8 inches, unsigned