20th Century American Prints

New Rochelle- Before the Wind

$700.00

This is a very expressive, slightly abstracted etching by Bauhaus artist Werner Drewes, image size 13 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 1931, pencil signed, numbered and dated. Walter Drewes was a leader in the abstract movement of American art, and is often credited with bringing much of the Bauhaus aesthetic to America in the mid 20th century. Born in Germany, Drewes was drafted into the German Army at age 18 and served on the Western Front during WWI. After his military service, Drewes studied at the Bauhaus with Johannes Itten and Paul Klee, later with Wassily Kandinsky and Lyonel Feininger, then spent several years he traveling all over the world studying the work of the Old Masters. In 1930 Drewes moved to New York City, exhibiting his work often and teaching at the Brooklyn Museum School and Columbia University, then at the Moholy-Nagy School of Design in Chicago and the School of Fine Arts at Washington University, St Louis. He was also quite active with the 'Societe Anonyme', was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists, and served as the Director of Graphic Arts for the WPA in New York City.

Owl

$700.00

Plate measures 9 x 7 3/8 inches on 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inch paper. Printed in April, 1973. Greenport, New York. Catalog: Stuckey 351. Edition of 135. This print has a wide tonal range and incredible texture.

Trinity Church, From the River

$695.00

This Joseph Pennell etching measures 11 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches, pencil signed, 1904, cat: Wuerth 324, probably in an edition of 25. Pennell was an important American etcher, lithographer and illustrator. Good friends with James McNeill Whistler, he and his wife co-authored his biography. Pennell was known for his continued experimentation with technique and style, producing cityscapes, landscapes and marine scenes. He also printed many of his own images.

The Sentinel Pine

$695.00

Etching measuring 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches by the American artist, George Elbert Burr, pencil signed, cat: Seeber-135. Burr was an American printmaker and painter best known for his etchings and drypoints of expansive views of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts.

The Far Horizon

$675.00

Wood engraving on maple from 1932. "C L imp" blindstamp in the lower left. "Trial proof" in pencil in the lower left. Only a few proofs were done in 1932. Printed in the 1970's by Letterio Calapai. Edition of 100. Catalog: Burne Jones 91. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 7 inches on 9 1/4 x 11 inch paper. A good impression of a bold and dramatic print with strong, even blacks. The muscular yet poised figure in a moment of nighttime contemplation invites the viewer to wonder what he is thinking about.

Artillery Train

$675.00

This is an evocative original etching by Kerr Eby, inspired by his experiences in Europe during WWI. The image size is 4 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches, published in 1919 in an edition of 100, cat: Giardina-30, pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp", the "imp" indicating that Eby printed this impression himself. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artist of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms. Eby was known for his atmospheric renderings of the New England landscape as well as his dramatic images of WWI.

Rock-bound

$675.00

Lithograph from 1963. Edition of 25. Plate measures 13 1/4 x 19 13/16 inches on 17 1/8 x 23 1/8 inch medium weight wove type paper. Catalog: Stuckey 284. The scene is along Marginal Way near Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine. Pencil signed in the lower right.

The Pig Pen

$675.00

One of John Taylor Arms' early etchings, this image of a rural European farm measures 4 5/8 x 11 7/8 inches, pencil signed, dated and numbered 3/75, also titled "The Sty" and "La Parcherie". Printed by Frederick Reynolds, cat: Fletcher #83. Created in 1920, this very detailed and expertly toned etching is beautifully matted and framed.

The Fast Mail

$675.00

Pencil signed, printed in 1923. 6 x 8 inches on 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 laid-type paper. Kuhler was one of the best known industrial designers of the American railroads. He learned etching after World War I and enrolled at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf.

Limoges

$675.00

This 1932 etching by the master printmaker, John Taylor Arms, measures 10 x 13 1/2 inches and is pencil signed and dated on the lower margin. Edition 142, repair to edge of image, right side. Part of his French Church Series.

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