A beautiful etching by John Taylor Arms measuring 12 3/8 x 17 3/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, printed in 1945, state II, cat: Fletcher-390. John Taylor Arms was an extremely talented and successful artist in the early 20th century, known especially for his exquisite renderings of French cathedrals and other European architecture. He served as a naval officer during WWI and at the onset of WWII was ready to serve again, but did not meet the Navy's physical requirements. Instead, Arms created his "U.S. Navy Ship Series," to support the American war effort.
This 1937 wood engraving by the American artist, Julius Lankes measures 9 1/8 x 6 inches, pencil signed, titled and dated. Lankes attended the Art Students' League of Buffalo and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. His father worked in a lumber mill and used to bring home scrapes of wood. "It was like getting a daily present," wrote Lankes. His work was heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and by William Morris.
A very vibrant color stencil print created in 1933 by Emil Ganso, measuring 10 7/8 x 15 inches, pencil signed, edition of 35, "Gouache in 7 Stencil" written on l.l. margin.
This c. 1886 etching from the French artist, Paul Albert Besnard, measures 12 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, pencil signed, editioned (three of 100), plate 10 of 12 from a series titled "La Femme", delteil 56(2nd state). Besnard studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and for the beginning of his artistic career concentrated on a very academic style of painting and composition, before adopting a more impressionistic approach of portraying light and color; later he went to England to study portraiture with Thomas Gainesborough and Joshua Reynolds.
This early 1920's etching by Frederick Halpern measures 8 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches, pencil signed, titled and numbered 8/25 with remarques on the lower margin of bullfighting scenes. Frederick Halpern was a well travelled 20th century artist, who studied painting and printmaking techniques in both Vienna and Paris, Egypt and Africa.
This early lithograph by the New England Regionalist artist Paul Sample measures 9 x 13 1/4 inches, pencil signed, AAA label included. Sample was known for his portrayal of life in rural New England in the 1950's. He was the artist in residence at Dartmouth College, a position he held from 1938 to 1962. In 1941 he was inducted into the National Academy.
This early lithograph by the American artist Stow Wengenroth measures 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, pencil signed, 1931, in and edition of 75, cat: BPL-4. Wengenroth studied at the Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art in New York, and in the summers studied with John Carlson in Woodstock, NY and George Ennis in Eastport, ME. In 1931 he had his first one man show at the MacBeth Galleries, beginning a long and very successful artistic career.
1894 - 1965, American
Known for his urban architecture, this 1940 image of Madison Square Park by Ernest Fiene measures 11 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches, pencil signed, AAA 395, Coven 85, AAA label included. Fiene was schooled at the National Academy of Design in NYC and printmaking at the Art Students League. This image was illustrated in Fine Prints of the Year in 1932 and published as an AAA print in 1940 in an edition of 250.
This original mezzotint by the Scottish artist William Strang measures 10 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches, pencil signed, printed by L. Goulding, pencil signature, l.r., 1882, S#15.
This atmospheric winter scene by the American artist, Ronau Woiceske measures 8 3/8 x 11 inches, pencil signed and titled. Woiceske was born in Bloomington Indiana and studied at the St Louis School of Fine Arts and at the Artist Colony in Woodstock, NY with Birge Harrison and John Carlson. He was involved in the WPA, and became known for his atmospheric etchings of snowy winter scenes. He was a member of the Philadelphia Print Club and the National Association of Etchers.
This 1932 etching by the American artist John Taylor Arms measures 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 inches, signed in the artists hand, 3rd state (inscription removed), part of his Miniature Series, #16, cat: Fletcher-247B, printed by Frank Welch in an edition of 47.
A beautiful image of the Vermont countryside created by the master printmaker, John Taylor Arms, measuring 1 5/16 x 2 3/8 inches, also titled "Vermont", it is pencil signed, dated and numbered #122 and plate titled. This is a 3rd State printing by Charles S. White, and is #384 in the Fletcher catalog. John Taylor Arms created this etching in 1944 and was part of his Christmas Card Series, #22 and his Miniature Series, #33, winning an award at the 1947 Chicago Society of Etchers Annual Exhibition.
This etching by the Austrian printmaker, Oskar Stossel, measures 9 1/2 x 11 inches, pencil signed and numbered, 45/100.
This image by George Miyasaki measures 11 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches, pencil signed, dated, editioned and titled. George Miyasaki, born in Hawaii, studied at California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California and went on to become one of the leading abstract expressionists in the San Francisco area known for his pioneering work in the field of printmaking. This print was originally offered through Associated American Artists in New York, the label is included.
This contruction scene by the Canadian artist Dorothy Stevens measures 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches and is pencil signed. Stevens was not only known for her etchings but was also an accomplished painter, portraitist, illustrator and art teacher. Born in Toronto in 1888, she studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and at the Academie Colarossi in Paris. During WWI she raised money for the war effort by donating a series of etchings depicting home-front subjects. Her prints were among the best produced under the program.
Original pencil signed etching, 1912, Catalog Hjert & Hjert 262, image size 7 7/8 X 5 7/8 inches, printed on watermarked laid type paper, very good condition, a rich impression. One of the finest of his nude studies. Framed.
This 1938 etching by the American artist John Costigan measures 9 x 11 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled. This image is illustrated in Thomas Cravens, "A Treasury of American Prints", plate # 26. Costigan was known for his evocative images of hardworking farmers and their families, often set against the backdrop of the fields and landscapes of their daily lives. Costigan chose the common man as subject matter in many of his works. In this image his three children fish in a stream that ran through their upstate New York property. AAA label included with artist provenance.
Ink and watercolor drawing attributed to the American artist, Stefan Hirsh, measuring 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, signed, on brown toned paper, framed.
This 1937 etching by the American artist, Peggy Bacon, measures 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches, pencil signed and titled, 1937, cat: CL-122, published by AAA, label included with artist provenance, edition of 250. Born into an artistic family, Peggy Bacon's talents were apparent at an early age. By the age of 20, she had her first solo show in New York. She then went on to study at the Art Students League under John Sloan, Kenneth Hayes Miller and George Bellows.
A lovely scene of evening light descending upon the village of Cattawade, by the Scottish artist, James McBey, measuring 6 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches, inked signed, pencil titled and dated, 1923, cat: Hardie-217, collectors stamp on back. Born into poverty McBey was primarily self-taught, becoming a very well respected artist and leading figure of the British Etching Revival. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, creating remarkable etchings of the places he visited.