20th Century American
This is a vibrant original hand colored etching by American artist D. P. Tyson. The image size is 12 x 14 7/8 inches, published in an edition of 100, pencil signed "DP Tyson, imp", the 'imp' indicating that Tyson printed this impression himself. This etching comes in the original frame, with a label on the back indicating that this image was "printed in color by hand at one printing and without retouching". Tyson was known for his decorative, Asian influenced color etchings very much in the style of Elyse Ashe Lord.
A delicately colored aquatint of the Grampion Mountain range in the Scottish Highlands, this image measures 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches, published in an edition of 150, c. 1930, pencil signed and titled.
An early etching by Gene Kloss, this is a very richly inked scene of boats moored on the quiet harbor waters of San Francisco Bay. The image size is 9 x 10 inches, published in 1935 in a small edition of 75, pencil signed, titled and numbered. Gene Kloss was born in California as Alice Geneva Glasier, changing her name when she married the poet, Phillip Kloss in 1925. On their honeymoon, the Kloss's traveled to and fell in love with Taos, New Mexico.
This is a gorgeous original mezzotint, image size 6 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, published in a small edition of 30 in 1935, reproduced in "Fine Prints of the Year 1935", pencil signed and numbered. Alessandro Mastro-Valerio was born and raised in Italy and studied at the Salvatore Rosa Art Institute in Naples before moving to the United States. He became known for his graceful mezzotints of female nudes; this image is one of his earliest mezzotints, yet his distinctive style of richly sculptural figures and a deep, atmospheric sense of light and shadow is already well established.
A luminous original wood engraving by American Regionalist artist Rockwell Kent, this image measures 7 x 5 inches, published in 1933 for the Literary Guild of America, cat: Burne Jones-103, pencil signed, framed. Trained as a realist painter, Kent studied with William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, Arthur Wesley Dow, and Abbott Handerson Thayer; although he developed his own unique style and today is known as an American Symbolist and Regionalist artist.
This original lithograph by Alexander Brook measures 8 x 6 inches and is pencil signed on the l.r. Brook was mainly a landscape, still life and studio nude artist. He painted in the Realist tradition. In 1930 one of his oils won him 2nd prize to Picasso's 1st prize at the Carnegie International exhibition. At the early age of 17 he enrolled in the Art Students League and became friends with many of his fellow art students, including Raphael Soyer and eventually married the well known artist, Peggy Bacon.
This deeply emotional wood engraving print by Leonard Baskin measures 14 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches. Created in 1960, it is pencil signed, titled and numbered. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work tended toward the representational with a strong classical influence, which is particularly evident in his images of flowers and the natural world.
This 1913 etching by Daniel Shaw MacLaughlan measures 6 1/4 x 10 inches. Published in 1913, it is pencil signed, Roullier #213.
This original etching by Levon West measures 6 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed, numbered and titled. Levon West studied at the Art Students League with Joseph Pennell, who greatly encouraged him to pursue his etching career which he did by traveling to Spain for a year to study techniques used by the masters. His first important etching came as a sketch of Charles Lindberg's plane, the "Spirit of St. Louis" which he presented to the New York Times the day after Lindberg's famous trans-Atlantic flight. The etching was front page news. From there Wests' career took off.
This 1938 lithograph by Doris Lee measures 8 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches. It is pencil signed and titled. Published by Associated American Artists in an edition of 250. Doris Lee was a successful Depression era artist. Born in Illinois, she studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and then in Paris with cubist painter Andre Lhote. Moving to Woodstock, NY to be near the ever growing artist colony, she became known for depicting life in rural America. In her later years she concentrated more on abstract images, concerned with pure form and color.