20th Century American Prints

In Memoriam

$2850.00

This is a drypoint etching from 1939. #40 in his "French Church" series. Catalog: Fletcher 317. Edition of 312, an early proof of the second and final state. The blue paper and inky fingerprints on the back of the paper indicate that this is likely a trial proof. Plate measures 14 3/4 x 12 inches on blue watermarked laid paper. Alternatively titled "The North Portal of Chartres Cathedral." Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. Winner of the Artist Member Prize, Annual Exhibition, Baltimore Water Color Club, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1939. It took the artist about 1,000 hours to etch this print, and upon closer inspection of the captivating detail in every single piece of stone, it's clear to see why. One of his most sought-after prints.

The Irish Fair

$2600.00

This lithograph was created and printed in 1923. It is both plate and pencil signed by Bellows and pencil signed by the printer, Bolton Brown. The print itself measures 18 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches, and is framed in a 28 1/4 x 28 1/4 inch silver frame. Catalog reference: Mason 153, edition 84. Part of The Wind Bloweth Series.

The Landing

$2200.00

Original pencil signed drypoint etching by American artist Frank Benson 1862-1951. The title of this work is "The Landing", created and printed in 1915 in an edition of only 50. The image measures 7 1/4X11 1/4 inches. Printed on Shogun watermarked paper. The etching appears in the Ordeman catalog as image number 70. The setting of this image was Fox Island on Penobscot Bay. Excellent condition matted not framed. Editioned as 46/50.

San Francisco Yacht Harbor

$1800.00

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. For over a decade they split their time between Taos and Berkely, CA; Gene Kloss becoming a central figure in the artistic communities of both states. This etching is in pristine condition and features a richly inked impression with superb plate tone on a heavy weight wove type paper.

The Bridge

$1800.00

Original drypoint etching on copper by American artist Frank Benson. Titled: "The Bridge", created and printed in 1923 in an edition of 150. The image measures 13 3/4X10 3/4 inches.
Printed on Whatman Paper. This image appears in the Ordeman book as image number 227.
A very rich impression, good use of plate tone to show the water. Excellent condition never framed or matted. Deckled edges on two sides of the sheet.

Beautification

$1650.00

Lithograph, image size 15 3/8 x 18 inches, 1932, pencil signed. Born in Poland, Max Weber emigrated to Brooklyn, New York with his family at the age of 10. He went on to study art at the Pratt Institute in Boston, then traveled to Europe where he was influenced by the groundbreaking work of Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Henri Rousseau. Weber returned to America, bringing with him the cubist and modernist ideas and techniques that he learned in Europe, and is considered by many to be one of the forefathers of American modernism.

Tower Door

$1650.00

The title of this lithograph is: "Tower Door", Port Clyde, Maine, November 1954. This image measures 11 7/8X8 3/4 inches. It was done in a small edition of only 50 signed proofs. It appears in the Stuckey catalog as image number 220. The setting for this image is the entrance to the tower at Marshall's Point Light Station. This lithograph is hand signed by the artist in the lower right corner and edition lower left. It is in extremely fine condition.... This image so impressed the writer, of the definitive catalog raisonne on Wengenroth, author Stuckey, that he chose it to be on the cover of his catalog.

Cavendish Common

$1600.00

Etching, image size 6 3/8 X 14 9/16 inches, printed in 1942 by Charles White in an edition of 150, 2nd state proof, numbered "II", cat: Fletcher-370, pencil signed and dated. This atmospheric etching is a great example of the delicate lines and precise detail for which Arms was known. This image won several awards in the early 1940s; the Mrs. Henry F Noyes Memorial Prize for best print at the 27th Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Etchers, New York, N.Y. 1943; the First Prize in Black and White Section at the 12th Annual Exhibition of the Irvington Art and Museum Association, Irvington, N. J. 1945; and the First Prize in Black and White at the Annual Art Exhibition of the Bridgeport Art League, Bridgeport, CT. 1945.

Late Sunlight on the Cliffs

$1450.00

Original etching, drypoint and aquatint by American Southwestern printmaker, Gene Kloss. The title of this work is: "Late Sunlight on the Cliffs", it was created and printed in 1941 in an edition of only 75.
This etching is hand signed and titled in the lower border. The image measures 13 3/4X10 3/4 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper, very nice condition. A rich and very expressive
image. Kloss at her very best!

Him and Me

$1250.00

Etching from 1929. Pencil titled in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Plate measures 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches on 11 1/4 x 13 7/8 inch wove type paper. A tranquil scene with very careful linework.

Memento Vivere, Notre Dame, Evreux

$1250.00

From his French Church Series #47, this 1947 award winning etching by John Taylor Arms measures 13 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, edition of 198, state II, cat: Fletcher-47. This image won five major awards between 1947 and 1951 including 1st Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Chicago Society of Etchers in 1949. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details which gave his etchings a very realistic, almost photographic appearance.

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