20th Century American Prints

Berkshire Night

$775.00

C. 1941. Etching and sandpaper ground. Edition of 100. The scene depicted was in the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts. Catalog: Giardina 203. Plate measures 10 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches on 13 7/8 x 18 1/4 inch wove type paper. Pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp" in the lower right, indicating that the artist printed it himself. This print has a good use of plate tone in the sky. This image shows his impressive use of highlighting and shadow to show the snow fields at night.

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.

Grain Threshers, Old Mexico

$750.00

This is a very fine original mezzotint by American artist Reynold Weidenaar. The title of this work is "Grain Threshers, Old Mexico" It was created and printed in 1948 as the presentation print for the Print Club of Albany. The image measures 10X15 inches, it is pencil signed and titled by the artist. Absolutely Perfect condition, along with the information sheet from the PCA....This scene was observed by Weidenaar in 1944 when he was traveling in Mexico. "It was a threshing scene and several draft horses were being employed to trample the shocks of wheat.. to me it remains one of the most unusual and lovely sights I have ever seen anywhere".

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.

Le Music-Hall

$750.00

This 1926 lithograph by Jules Pascin measures 10 x 12 3/4 inches, pencil signed in an edition of 35, cat: Hemin 7. Part of the edition was destroyed in the 1945 bombing of Royan. Pascin became a symbol of the Montparnasse artistic community creating mainly watercolors and prints. Drawing upon his surroundings, his subjects included nudes and portraiture of many of his friends. Influenced by Fauvism and Cezanne he exhibited 12 of his works at the 1913 Armory Show.

Over the Tree Tops

$750.00

This rare 1915 Benson etching measures 5 x 7 7/8 inches. It is signed, numbered and titled on the lower margin. In the Ordeman catalogue it is #84. Printed on Normandy vellum, only 54 proofs were made of which fifty are signed and numbered. 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.

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.

Nude Reading

$750.00

Etching, image size 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 1928, Morse 234, 100 proofs, plate signed l.r. "John Sloan-28", pencil signed and titled l.r. and l.c. John Sloan was an important early 20th century artist, a member of "The Eight" and a founding member of the Ashcan School of realist painters. In this image, a nude poses in the artist's studio, with his printing press in the background.

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.

Still Hollow

$750.00

This is an original hand signed etching by American artist Kerr Eby. The title of this work is "Still Hollow". It was created and printed in 1936 in an edition of 100. The image measures 10 3/16X14 1/2 inches. It is a combination of etching, aquatint and sandpaper ground. A fine use of plate tone in the snow fields and sky. The scene is most likely one near his home in Connecticut. The signature has an "imp" after the name meaning he printed this proof himself.

Under the Arch,1937

$750.00

This is an original woodblock print by Latvian American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this work is: "Under the Arch", it was created and printed in 1937. This image is editioned as 1/10, a very rare image. It is hand signed titiled and editioned in pencil in the lower margin. The image mesures 9X8 1/4 inches, printed on a handmade japan 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.

New England Winter

$750.00

A delicately rendered original etching, this image measures 7 x 13 3/4 inches, published in 1930 in an edition of 90, cat: Giardina-153, pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp", the 'imp' indicating the Eby printed this impresssion himself. A rich impression with beautiful plate tone, a weak section of the plate mark on the upper left side of the image.

The Donner Summit

$750.00

This is a beautiful original landscape by American artist Roi Partridge. Etching, image size is 8 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches, published in 1950 in an edition of 154 for the Society of Print Connoisseurs, pencil signed. This etching appears to be an early proof apart from the published edition, as there is no blindstamp from the Society of Print Connoisseurs. Partridge grew up in Seattle and was a member of "The Triad", along with John Butler and Claire Shepard Shisler; before traveling to study art in New York at the National Academy of Design, and then to Paris, where he studied etching with Bertha Jacques. In 1915 he settled in California where he married photographer Imogen Cunningham.

Vanquished

$750.00

This is an original woodblock print by American artist Isac Friedlander. it is titled: "Vanquished" it was created and printed in 1938, it is editioned as 1/4 impressions.
The image measures 10X12 inches, printed on a light weight laid type paper. It is hand signed,titled and editioned in pencil in the lower margin. 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.

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