20th Century American Prints

Entangled

$750.00

A powerful original woodblock print by American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this work is "Entangled", it was created and printed in 1935 and is editioned as 13/50.
The image measures 13X8 7/8 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper with partial watermark. One of this artists most expressive depiction of War.
Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.

Dewey Triumphal Arch

$750.00

This elegant and detailed etching by Charles Mielatz measures 14 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches. Created in 1899 in a very small edition of 25 proofs, it depicts the American Naval Arch on the corner of 5th Avenue and 23rd Street in New York City. It is plate signed and dated and also pencil signed. On the lower margin is a pencil sketch of a US Navy battleship. Born in Germany and arriving in the US as a young boy, Mielatz went on to study at the Chicago School of Design. His first prints were of the New England landscape but after visiting NYC the urban landscape became his subject of choice. He took a great deal of time with his craft and was a early pioneer of the multi-plate color process. Mielatz was a member of the New York Etching Club, the Brooklyn Society of Etchers and was an associate member of the National Academy of Design.

Geese

$750.00

A very fine original etching by American sporting artist Aiden Lassell Ripley, image size 8 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches, c. 1930, pencil signed and titled. Ripley studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation. He was a member of many prestigious artist groups of the 20th century, including the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society, and the Audubon Artists; he served as the president of the Boston Guild of Artists from 1959 to 1969.

Haying

$750.00

This is an original pencil signed lithograph by American artist Bernard Steffen (1907-1980) The title of this work is "Haying", it was created and printed in 1941 published by Associated American Artists in New York in an edition of 250. The image measures 8 1/2X12 3/4 inches.

Shoveler Drake

$750.00

This is a well inked etching with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. C. 1920. Plate measures 10 x 8 inches on 4 1/4 x 10 1/4 inch wove paper. Pencil signed in the lower left. Catalog: Ordeman 183. Edition of 150. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston. In 1912, at the age of 50, Benson began his etchings and drypoints, mainly of wild fowl which he depicted with expressive lines and rich toning that exquisitely captured the life and energy of the wild birds. His etchings were in high demand from the very start, and have remained favorites for collectors ever since.

Job Wanted

$750.00

This pencil titled and signed linocut depicts the bleakness of New York City in the Depression Era. 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches on 10 x 12 1/2 wove-type paper. "1932 N.Y" in pencil on the lower right.

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. In the 1920s Abramovitz emigrated to America, first the west coast then settled in New York City where he lived for the rest of his life. He created a number of prints for the WPA, and his work was included in exhibitions by the Union of American Artists, the American Artist's Congress, the ACA Gallery and the National Academy of Design.

Rough Going

$750.00

An evocative image of WWI by American artist Harold Kerr Eby, this etching with drypoint measures 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, pencil signed in an edition of 60, second published state, 1919, Giardina cat: 29. Eby's WWI experiences in France lead to this richly inked image of infantry marching through the results of war.

Portfolio of 16 Prints

$750.00

Portfolio of prints by Leonard Baskin, sheet size of each print is 22 x 16 inches, 1962, numbered 95/100, published by The Friends of Art, Boston University. This portfolio includes 15 reproductions, one original woodblock print as well as an original pencil signed woodblock; and a pencil signed and numbered colophon sheet. This portfolio is very rare, from the first 100 published before the edition of 500.

Waterfront

$750.00

This image by the American artist, Stow Wengenroth, measures 7 7/8 x 12 3/4 inches, pencil signed, 1936, cat: BPL-58, edition of 40. Wengenroth studied at the Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art in New York, and in the summers studied with John Carlson in Woodstock, NY and George Ennis in Eastport, ME. In 1931 he had his first one man show at the MacBeth Galleries, beginning a long and very successful artistic career.

New York from Governor's Island

$750.00

An etching from 1915 with a rich drypoint burr. Catalog: Wuerth 668. Edition of 80. Tab pencil signature. Plate measures 7 1/4 x 11 7/8 inches on 7 1/4 x 11 7/8 watermarked laid paper. Pennell was one of the foremost American printmakers of the early 20th century, and was close friends with James McNeill Whistler, whose influence is evident in many of Pennell's images as well as his sense of experimentation with etching technique. Pennell was especially known for his images of cityscapes and architecture.

Whither

$750.00

This is an original pencil signed etching by American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this piece is "Whitter", a view of the aftermath of the war. This etching was created and printed in 1945 in a very small edition of only 30 signed proofs. This one is inscribed as a "Trial Proof #3", the image measures 10 7/8X12 3/4 inches. printed on a medium weight laid type paper. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.

Lest We Forget

$750.00

This is an original etching by American artist Isac Friedlander. It is titled: "Lest we Forget", it was created and printed in 1942 this one is editioned as 2/14. The artist's view of the aftermath of war in europe. The image measures 10 1/4X13 7/8 inches. It is hand signed, titled, dated and editioned in the lower margin by the artist in pencil.
Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Mitau, Latvia. He was arrested in 1906 and imprisoned by Russian authorities for anti- Czarist Political activities from 1906 to 1912. He studied art at the Academy of Rome, Italy from 1913 until 1917. He was a friend of Russian writer Maxim Gorky. Friedlander began his printing career in 1915. In 1917 he repatriated to Russia during the Kerensky regime, but in 1929 Friedlander immigrated to the US with the encouragement of his cousin Joseph Hirshhorn.

Shadows in a Winter Wood

$750.00

This is a framed wood engraving from 1951. A presentation print for the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. Catalog: McGoldrick 135. This print is on the cover of the catalog, a departure from her usual oeuvre of flowers, animals, and mother and child figures. Edition of 50. Pencil titled in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Plate measures 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches on 9 1/8 x 6 5/8 inch laid paper. Unwin expertly captures the ethereal subject matter with each carefully chosen line in this captivating print. 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. Her work won innumerable awards and was shown in more than forty one-woman shows.

Aftermath

$750.00

This is an original hand signed etching by American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this work is "Aftermath" alt. "Outcasts", this etching was created and printed in 1944.
This etching was created in an edition of 30 signed proofs, this one is inscribed as "Trial Proof #2", the image measures 14X11 inches, printed on a medium weight wove type paper. The artist's view of the aftermath of war in Europe.
Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Mitau, Latvia. He was arrested in 1906 and imprisoned by Russian authorities for anti- Czarist Political activities from 1906 to 1912. He studied art at the Academy of Rome, Italy from 1913 until 1917. He was a friend of Russian writer Maxim Gorky. Friedlander began his printing career in 1915. In 1917 he repatriated to Russia during the Kerensky regime, but in 1929 Friedlander immigrated to the US with the encouragement of his cousin Joseph Hirshhorn.

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