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20th Century American


Starry Night
1882-1971, American

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.


Girl With Scarf
1898-1980, American

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.


The Cry
1922-2000, American

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.


Road Song Number Three
1876-1938, Canadian/American

This 1913 etching by Daniel Shaw MacLaughlan measures 6 1/4 x 10 inches. Published in 1913, it is pencil signed, Roullier #213.


The Cypress
$375.00
1900-1968, American

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.


Strawberry Pickers
$525.00
1905-1983, American

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.


Ice River Country
1884-1954, American

A great sun-drenched western scene, this etching measures 12 3/8 x 10 3/8, published in 1936, pencil signed, dated and titled. Palenske was equally an outdoorsman and an artist, spending much of his time out riding and exploring the western wilderness. His etchings reflect his great love of the outdoors, as in this image of two riders pausing to look up at the rugged mountain terrain.


French Woman in Cloak at Doorway
1864-1950, American

This vibrant color woodcut by Charles Hovey Pepper measures 12 3/8 x 9 inches. Created c. 1906, it is signed in the block as usual and trimmed to the edges. This image is from the artists estate with provenance on the backing. Pepper was born in Waterville, ME, son of Dr. George Pepper, President of Colby College. He studied at the Arts Student League before traveling to Paris and attending the Academie Julian. He opened a studio there, exhibiting at the Salon from 1894-1898.


Two Dancers
1894-1984, Russian-American

This is a beautifully vibrant original lithograph in colors by Russian born artist Nicolai Cikovsky. The image size is 21 3/4 x 16 inches, sheet size 26 x 20 inches, published in 1965 in an edition of 100, pencil signed and numbered. Cikovsky studied at the Vilna Art School, the Penza Royal Art School and the Moscow High Tech Art Insititute before emigrating to the United States in 1923. He settled in New York City where he met fellow Russian born artist Raphael Soyer, whose Social Realism greatly influenced his style of painting.


The Lookout: "All's Well"
1836-1910, American

A stunning original etching by American artist William Bicknell (1860-1947) after the painting by Winslow Homer. This is a very rare early pencil signed proof, before the remarque and lettering of the Hamburg-American Steamship Line. The plate size is 27 3/8 x 20 1/2 inches, published in 1906 by the John A. Lowell Bank Note Co., Boston, plate signed by Homer, pencil signed by Bicknell. This is a superb, richly inked impression on a heavy weight wove type paper with ample margins.

Painting

Miniature Portrait of a Young Woman
active 1799-1801, French

Watercolor on ivory, sight size 2 3/8 x 2 inches, oval, c. 1800, signed "LeBrun", in the original frame.

Print

Samson Destroying the Philistines
b. 1834, French

Etching after Decamps (1803-1860), image size: 6 1/4 x 8 15/16 inches, plate size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches, inscribed in plate "Decamps pinx 1899" lower left, plate signed lower right

Drawing

Dover Market
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

This pencil drawing by Jack Levine measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right. Levine was best known for his satires on modern life and political corruption. Born in South Boston into a large family, his drawing abilities were apparent at an young age. At 14 he entered a painting program at Harvard and a few years later was employed in the Works Progress Administration. His lower class childhood was often a subject of his paintings and he became known for "telling it like it is".