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

A Country Road at Twilight
1833-1927, American

This is a fine Barbizon inspired landscape by American artist William Parsons Winchester Dana. Oil on canvas, 11 x 17 inches, 1909, signed and dated in the lower right corner, in a period gilt frame. Dana was born in Boston and as a young man spent some time at sea before traveling to Paris to study at the Ecole de Beaux Artes. He became known for his seascapes and images of the French landscape, which he often painted in a luminous softly lit style, greatly influenced by the French Barbizon school of painting.

Print

Off El Morro
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, c. 1935, artist's proof, pencil signed.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1932
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and colored pencil drawing, 1932, image size 8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches.