20th Century American


Construction Work, Moscow
1879-1963, Latvian/American

A remarkable original linocut, image size 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Albert Abramovitz was known for his dramatic images with sharp social commentary, many portraying the hardships of daily life for working class people in both America and Russia. Born in Latvia, Abramovitz studied at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. While in Paris he was a member and juror of the Paris Salon, and won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Rome and Turin, Italy.


Worker's Head
1879-1963, Latvian/American

This is a beautiful, intimate portrait of a Depression-era worker by Albert Abramovitz. Linocut, image size 7 x 4 1/2 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Abramovitz was known for his dramatic images with sharp social commentary, many portraying the hardships of daily life for working class people in both America and Russia. Born in Latvia, Abramovitz studied at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. While in Paris he was a member and juror of the Paris Salon, and won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Rome and Turin, Italy.


The Hold Up
1879-1963, Latvian/American

A dramatic original linocut by Albert Abramovitz, image size 6 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Abramovitz was known for his dramatic images with sharp social commentary, many portraying the hardships of daily life for working class people in both America and Russia. Born in Latvia, Abramovitz studied at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. While in Paris he was a member and juror of the Paris Salon, and won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Rome and Turin, Italy.


Worry
1879-1963, Latvian/American

This is an evocative original linocut, image size 9 x 7 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Albert Abramovitz was known for his dramatic images with sharp social commentary, many portraying the hardships of daily life for working class people in both America and Russia. Born in Latvia, Abramovitz studied at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. While in Paris he was a member and juror of the Paris Salon, and won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Rome and Turin, Italy.


St Paul's Women's Club Building
1902-1990, American

This is a great original etching of the Art-Deco building in St. Paul, Minnesota by New Yorker illustrator and WPA artist Theodore G Haupt. This etching was published in 1931, the same year that the building was constructed. The image size is 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, plate signed and dated, pencil signed. A rich impression on a laid type paper.


Mermaid St. Rye
1862-1941, American

A fine original wood block print, this image measures 5 x 3 inches, published in 1926 in an edition of 30, pencil signed, dated, numbered and titled.


RMS Orsova
1862-1941, American

This is a cool night view of a starry sky above the ship's prow. Woodblock in colors, image size 4 1/2 x 3 inches, c. 1920, pencil signed and titled.


A Group of Wood Engravings
1907-1982, British/American

A group of eight original wood engravings by Nora S. Unwin, image size of each 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches, grouped in a common mat, in a 18 1/2 x 13 1/2 inch frame, pencil signed. These wood engravings were given to the previous owner directly by the artist.


Does
1907-1982, British/American

A beautiful image of two deer by Peterborough NH artist Nora S. Unwin. Color woodblock, image size 6 3/4 x 5 inches, edition of 50, c. 1950s, not in the McGoldrick catalog, pencil signed, titled and numbered. Nora Unwin grew up in England and studied art with Leon Underwood, then at the Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art before moving to the United States in the 1940s, settling in Wellesley, MA and Peterborough, NH. She was a renowned artist, printmaker and children's book illustrator, and contributed a greatly to the revival of wood engraving in 20th century America.


The Lone Fisherman
1901-1981, American

Etching with drypoint, image size 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed. Philip Kappel was born in Hartford, CT, and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. He was employed as an artist for several shipping companies and much of his work documents these ships and their sailors. At age 26, Kappel was the youngest person ever admitted to "Who's Who in America."

Painting

Spring Meadow
1836-1892, American

Oil on canvas, 10 1/4 x 16 inches, c. 1880, unsigned, attributed to Alexander Wyant, in a period gilt frame.

Print

Mountain Meadow
1895-1961, American

A beautiful lithograph by Wilford Readio measures 9 3/4 x 12 inches. It is plate initialed, titled and numbered.

Drawing

Maple in Winter
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil sketch by Dexter Dawes measures 8 7/8 x 6 inches on lightweight drawing paper.