This is a beautiful French Impressionist painting of a summer day at the beach. It is painted in oil on an early chamfered panel, 4 7/8 x 7 3/8 inches, c. 1880s, indistinctly signed in the lower left corner, in a period styled framed.
This is a fantastic California Impressionist painting c. 1920s, in the style of William Wendt (1865-1946). This painting is unsigned, but the subject, style and palette are very similar to the paintings of the early 20th century California Impressionist painter. Oil on board, 11 x 7 inches, in an early gilt frame. A skillfully painted atmospheric western scene.
This is a fine original etching of a New England fishing village by Elisabeth B. Warren. The image size is 5 x 7 inches, c. 1920s, pencil signed and titled.
This winter landscape by Samuel E. Armour measures 16 x 11 inches and is signed on the lower right corner. Oil on masonite, framed, with title identification label on backing. Armour was a landscape painter, sculptor and teacher. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and was a member of the Rockport Art Association.
This wonderful etching by Louis Szanto measures 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Pencil signed. Szanto was a Hungarian born painter and etcher, studying in Vienna and Budapest before WW1. After the war he traveled through Europe gaining an international reputation for his paintings and etchings. In the early 1930's, Szanto moved to the United States where he worked on art projects commissioned by the W.P.A. He created many traditional American views and often worked in collaboration with the artist, Andrew Karoly.
This adorable etching by Marguerite Kirmse measures 7 x 9 5/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled. Born in England, Kirmse was a proficient musician as well as an artist spending much of her spare time sketching at the London Zoo. Moving to American her interest in art deepened. She became a regular at the Bronx Zoo and it was reported that the keepers would let her into some of the cages to sketch the inhabitants.
This original etching by William Schaldach measures 6 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches. It is pencil signed, dated and numbered. Annotated message to "the Winns..." on the lower margin written in the artist's hand. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening. He learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman.
This original etching by William J. Schaldach measures 8 5/8 x 11 5/8 inches. Pencil signed. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening. He learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman. Schaldach was a member of the Salmagundi Club, Society of American Etchers, and the Independent Society of Printmakers.
This wonderful original etching by Winifred Austen measures 9 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches and is pencil signed. Austen was a painter, illustrator and a most highly regarded etcher.
Having a particular affinity towards birds and mammals of all kinds, they often found their way into her images. The naturalist Sir Peter Scott said, "She was certainly the best bird etcher of this century." She was a member of the Society of Woman Artist and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers.
This original color woodblock print by Kiyoshi Saito measures 10 x 15 inches and is signed in white ink and is stamped. This is a first edition, framed, c. 1950. Saito studied both Western and Japanese art in Tokyo in the early 20th century, and although originally a painter, by 1940 he concentrated exclusively on color woodblock prints. He became one of the foremost Japanese artists of the mid 20th century, known for his distinct style of flattened, geometric, almost abstracted compositions in rich earthy colors.
This limited edition, artist proof by Aiden Lassell Ripley measures 8 3/4 x 13 /4 inches, is pencil signed and titled. Label on backing with artist provenance. Framed. Ripley was a very successful 20th century sporting artist. He studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation.
This is a beautifully detailed original etching by American artist Aiden Lassell Ripley. The image size is 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, published c. 1930, pencil signed and titled, framed. Ripley was a very successful 20th century sporting artist. He studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation.
This 1935 line-engraving and etching, published by The Print Club of Cleveland, measures 7 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches and is pencil signed. Cleveland Print Club label with artist provenance included. Laboureur studied at the Academie Julian under Auguste Lepere before traveling extensively throughout Germany, Italy and Greece. He returned to Paris in 1910, just when Cubism was being explored, and fully embraced it, incorporating it into his distinct style. He founded the Société des Peintres-Graveurs Indépendants in 1923 and its members included Braque, Dufy, Vlamnick, Laurencin and Segonzac.
This 1941 etching by John Winkler measures 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches and is pencil signed. Winkler was originally from Austria coming to America at the age 16. After various jobs he impulsively enrolled in the San Francisco Art Institute and soon discovered his talent as an etcher. He became good friends with John Taylor Arms as well as Arthur Heintzelman. His works are found in many major museums throughout the US and Europe.
This Hermine David etching measures 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches and has a pencil annotation, "artist proof" on the lower margin. Plate signed. David was a well known painter and printmaker and was very active in the thriving artist community in Paris in the early 20th century. She was married to fellow artist Jules Pascin for several years, but in 1920 the couple divorced and David set up her own studio in Montparnasse. She went on to have a long successful career as an artist and illustrator and was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1932.
A very fine etching of the hills above San Francisco Bay by John Winkler. Created in 1919, it measures 6 x 8 1/2 inches, is pencil signed and printed in an edition of 35. Winkler did a series of etchings portraying everyday life in the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
This original etching by Paul Paeschke measures 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches and is pencil signed. Paeschke studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin under Karl Kopping. He traveled extensively through Germany and other European countries. He mainly depicted the busy inner-city streets of Berlin and other cities and so he became an important chronicler of public life during the early 20th century. Paeschke created numerous masterly etchings, which can equally be placed next to the graphic works of Max Liebermann, Max Slevogt or Lesser Ury.
This fine original etching by John Winkler measures 4 x 6 1/4 inches and is pencil signed and numbered. Winkler attended the San Francisco Art Institute and became enamored with the art of etching. Known for his simplistic line, he was often compared to Whistler. He became good friends with fellow etchers, John Taylor Arms as well as Arthur Heintzelman. His works are found in major museums throughout the US and Europe.
This original etching by John Winkler measures 3 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches and is pencil signed on the lower margin. Winkler was originally from Austria coming to America at age 16 looking for adventure. After various jobs he impulsively enrolled in the San Francisco Art Institute and soon discovered his talent as an etcher. He became good friends with John Taylor Arms as well as Arthur Heintzelman. His works are found in major museums throughout the US and Europe.
This is a stunning original wood engraving with a beautifully geometric, slightly abstracted composition. The image size is 14 x 10 1/8 inches, published in an edition of 50, c. 1950s, pencil signed, titled, and numbered. Friedlander was born in the town of Mitau, Latvia, and as a young man spent several years prison. When he was released he traveled to Italy where he studied art and became friends with fellow expatriate Maxim Gorky. In 1929 Friedlander emigrated to the United States, becoming known for his evocative etchings and wood engravings, many with a strong political message.