20th Century American Prints

King David


A linoleum engraving by Leonard Baskin of King David. It measures 2 1/2 x 3 inches and is printed on a 17 x 17 1/2 inch sheet of medium weight paper. Published in 1952, it is listed in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue as #175.

In Their Holiday Clothes


This is a great original woodblock in colors by American artist Helen Hyde. The image size is 13 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches, published in 1914, cat: Mason & Mason-119, pencil signed, housed in a signed and dated, gilt, art deco frame; "Thulin", 1921. Helen Hyde grew up in California but traveled widely throughout her life. She studied at the Art Students League in New York from 1888-1889, then traveled throughout Europe for four years. While in Paris, she was first exposed to the Japanese style of woodblock prints, which captured her imagination and greatly influenced her entire career. She lived for eleven years in Japan, where she created the majority of her work, carving some of her own blocks as well as working with Japanese carvers and printers to produce her distinctive images.

Ming Huang and Yang Kuei Fei


This is an original hand colored raised line woodblock print by American artist Bertha Lum (1869-1954) The title of this work is: "Ming Huang and Yang Kuei Fei". The image measures 15 5/8 X 10 1/2 inches, an edition limited to only 24 signed proofs. This woodblock is signed and dated by the artist in the lower right corner of the image. In 1912 Lum was the only female artist to exhibit at the Tokyo International Exhibition.[7] She was awarded a silver medal at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition for her color woodcuts.[3] She also exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1920 and at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Society of Etchers, as well as the New York Public Library.[8] Her work has received honors in Rome, Paris, and Portugal.

Late Sunlight on the Cliffs


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!

Heywood Broun


Lithograph, image size 10 7/8 x 15 1/4 inches, 1930, National Collection of Fine Arts #92, on heavy wove paper, pencil signed, titled and dated in pencil on lower margin. Bacon began her career in lithography in 1928 and this print of Heywood Broun is one of her earliest and most sucessful. Broun was an American journalist with a long and varied career in the newspaper industry and was a founding member of the "Newspaper Guild".