A beautiful etching by John Taylor Arms measuring 12 3/8 x 17 3/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, printed in 1945, state II, cat: Fletcher-390. John Taylor Arms was an extremely talented and successful artist in the early 20th century, known especially for his exquisite renderings of French cathedrals and other European architecture. He served as a naval officer during WWI and at the onset of WWII was ready to serve again, but did not meet the Navy's physical requirements. Instead, Arms created his "U.S. Navy Ship Series," to support the American war effort.
This c. 1886 etching from the French artist, Paul Albert Besnard, measures 12 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, pencil signed, editioned (three of 100), plate 10 of 12 from a series titled "La Femme", delteil 56(2nd state). Besnard studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and for the beginning of his artistic career concentrated on a very academic style of painting and composition, before adopting a more impressionistic approach of portraying light and color; later he went to England to study portraiture with Thomas Gainesborough and Joshua Reynolds.
This early 1920's etching by Frederick Halpern measures 8 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches, pencil signed, titled and numbered 8/25 with remarques on the lower margin of bullfighting scenes. Frederick Halpern was a well travelled 20th century artist, who studied painting and printmaking techniques in both Vienna and Paris, Egypt and Africa.
1894 - 1965, American
Known for his urban architecture, this 1940 image of Madison Square Park by Ernest Fiene measures 11 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches, pencil signed, AAA 395, Coven 85, AAA label included. Fiene was schooled at the National Academy of Design in NYC and printmaking at the Art Students League. This image was illustrated in Fine Prints of the Year in 1932 and published as an AAA print in 1940 in an edition of 250.
This atmospheric winter scene by the American artist, Ronau Woiceske measures 8 3/8 x 11 inches, pencil signed and titled. Woiceske was born in Bloomington Indiana and studied at the St Louis School of Fine Arts and at the Artist Colony in Woodstock, NY with Birge Harrison and John Carlson. He was involved in the WPA, and became known for his atmospheric etchings of snowy winter scenes. He was a member of the Philadelphia Print Club and the National Association of Etchers.
This 1932 etching by the American artist John Taylor Arms measures 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 inches, signed in the artists hand, 3rd state (inscription removed), part of his Miniature Series, #16, cat: Fletcher-247B, printed by Frank Welch in an edition of 47.
A beautiful image of the Vermont countryside created by the master printmaker, John Taylor Arms, measuring 1 5/16 x 2 3/8 inches, also titled "Vermont", it is pencil signed, dated and numbered #122 and plate titled. This is a 3rd State printing by Charles S. White, and is #384 in the Fletcher catalog. John Taylor Arms created this etching in 1944 and was part of his Christmas Card Series, #22 and his Miniature Series, #33, winning an award at the 1947 Chicago Society of Etchers Annual Exhibition.
This etching by the Austrian printmaker, Oskar Stossel, measures 9 1/2 x 11 inches, pencil signed and numbered, 45/100.
This contruction scene by the Canadian artist Dorothy Stevens measures 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches and is pencil signed. Stevens was not only known for her etchings but was also an accomplished painter, portraitist, illustrator and art teacher. Born in Toronto in 1888, she studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and at the Academie Colarossi in Paris. During WWI she raised money for the war effort by donating a series of etchings depicting home-front subjects. Her prints were among the best produced under the program.
Original pencil signed etching, 1912, Catalog Hjert & Hjert 262, image size 7 7/8 X 5 7/8 inches, printed on watermarked laid type paper, very good condition, a rich impression. One of the finest of his nude studies. Framed.