20th Century American


Starting on the Hunt
1887-1967, American

Original etching by the American artist, Hans Kleiber, measuring 7 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled. Born in Germany and coming to the US as a young man, Kleiber became a forest ranger with the U.S. Forest Service. His love of the land and its' wildlife instilled a lifelong interest in the protection and preservation of it. His career as an artist started with his use of watercolors and oils but eventually led him to the craft of printmaking.


Mexican Women
1907-1982, British/American

This award winning wood engraving by the American artist, Nora Unwin measures 9 x 7 inches, pencil signed, titled and dated, cat: McGoldrick-103, framed. Deemed one of Unwins' most outstanding prints. From a total of 157 prints from 26 states and Hawaii, "Mexican Women" was chosen as the Presentation Print of the Year at the Boston Printmakers 1956 annual exhibition. Framed.


Huguenot Church, Charleston
1883-1979, American

This c. 1930 etching by the American artist Elizabeth O'Neill Verner measures 2 1/2 x 2 inches, pencil signed and titled. Known for her love of the Lowcountry surrounding Charleston, with its images of swamps, fields and local wildlife and urban scenes with its unique characters, she captured the spirit of the south. Verner initiated the founding of the Charleston Society of Etchers and is considered the matriarch of the Charleston Renaissance, which flourished during the 1920s and 1930s.


The Rival Ragman
1895-1987, American

This drypoint by the American artist, Peggy Bacon, measures 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled, edition of 139, published in 1938 by AAA, label included, cat: Flint-130. 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.


Waterfront
1906-1978, American

This image by the American artist, Stow Wengenroth, measures 7 7/8 x 12 3/4 inches, pencil signed, 1936, cat: BPL-58, edition of 40. 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.


Flight of Ducks, Lake Solitude
1887-1967, American

This original etching and drypoint by the American artist Hans Kleiber measures 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, pencil signed, presentation print published by "The Print Makers Society of California" in 1933 in an edition of 240. Born in Germany and coming to the US as a young man, he became a forest ranger with the U.S. Forest Service. His love of the land and its' wildlife instilled a lifelong interest in the protection and preservation of it. The image above was created in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.


Deep in the Rockies
1887-1967, American

Known as the "Etcher Laureate of the Rockies", this early 20th century etching by Hans Kleiber measures 7 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches, pencil signed and titled, AAA label included. Born in Germany and coming to the US as a young man, he became a forest ranger with the U.S. Forest Service. His love of the land and its' wildlife instilled a lifelong interest in the protection and preservation of it. His career as an artist started with his use of watercolors and oils but eventually led him to the craft of printmaking.


Swallowtails
1887-1967, American

This original signed etching by the American artist Hans Kleiber measures 10 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches, pencil signed and titled, AAA label included. Kleiber was a Wyoming painter, illustrator and etcher. Born in Germany and coming to the US as a young man, he became a forest ranger with the U.S. Forest Service. His love of the land and its' wildlife instilled a lifelong interest in the protection and preservation of it. His career as an artist started with his use of watercolors and oils but eventually led him to the craft of printmaking.


The Golden Cornice 1
1857-1926, American

Etching by the American artist, Joseph Pennell, measuring 11 x 8 inches, pencil signed, 1904, cat: Werth-349, repair tear within image. Pennell was an important American etcher, lithographer and illustrator. Good friends with James McNeill Whistler, he and his wife co-authored his biography. Pennell was known for his continued experimentation with technique and style, producing cityscapes, landscapes and marine scenes.


Trackside - Chicago
20th C., American

Architectural etching created by the American artist, Kent Hagerman, measuring 10 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches, pencil signed and titled.

Painting

The Summer Pasture
1824-1884, French

This is a beautiful sundrenched scene by French artist Auguste Bonheur, oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches, c. 1860, signed, in an ornate period frame. Auguste Bonheur was born into the Bonheur family of animal painters; his father, Raymond Bonheur was an art teacher as well as artist and taught painting to both Auguste and his older sister, the renowned animal painter Rosa Bonheur. The Bonheurs kept a small barnyard with sheep, chickens, and a cow, which they would often portray in their paintings.

Print

Twin Towers
1872- c.1950, American

This lithograph with a delicate Manhattan skyline in the distance by Dexter Dawes measures 14 x 17 inches and is pencil signed in the lower margin. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.

Drawing

Edge of the Field
1872- c.1950, American

This landscape drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches and is signed in the lower right corner. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and drawings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.