FINE PRINTS & WORKS ON PAPER
Joseph S. TrovatoJoseph S. Trovato (Italian/American, 1912-1983) - "Notice from the Draft Board", woodcut, lightly struck grey/black ink on Japan paper, titled and signed in pencil by the artist from a small edition, rarely seen. A powerful WPA image, an impression of which was featured in the 1991 book and exhibition Graphic Excursions, based on the collection of Dave and Reba Williams. Matted: 19" x 25", Sheet: 18" x 24", Image: 11 3/8" x 14". $1,200
Biography from several sources
Howard CookHoward Cook (American 1901-1980), "Roseanna", lithograph, 1939 (Ref.: Duffy 197). Signed in pencil, as published by AAA, in an edition of 250. Mint impression on wove, and a wonderful portrait of a Mexican girl. Sheet: 12 3/8" x 16 1/2", Image: 8 3/4" x 11 3/4", full deckled margins $750
William J. Scott“High Level Bridge Over Harlem”, etching, 1936. An outstanding view below the bridge, as a train speeds past industrial buildings near the Harlem River. From a 1939 New York Tribune review by Carlyle Burrows of the artist's Leonard Clayton Gallery show: “...A supplementary group of drawings, from the semi-Cezannish landscape to the recent “At The Beach” and the lithographically effective “High Level Bridge Over Harlem”, reveal still further Scott's interests and range. “ $2,500
William J. ScottScott is a rediscovered precursor to Thomas Hart Benton, and introduced the younger artist to Martha’s Vineyard. Benton wrote Scott's obituary tribute for the Vineyard Gazette in 1940. We carry the estate collection of his prints and drawings. Background on request.
“Coal Mining” Western Mining Town, original charcoal drawing, ca. 1935. Signed in pen by the artist's wife and initialed “R.S”. 14 1/4” x 18 3/4”. $800
William J. ScottWilliam J. Scott (American, 1879-1940) “Chalk Mining - Martha’s Vineyard”, etching, 1936. Edition presumed small, only one other impression known. 7” x 9 7/8” (image). A striking compositon in the surface chalk mines which once were prosperous on Martha’s Vineyard. Signed in pencil by the artist's wife. $750 Scott is a rediscovered precursor to Thomas Hart Benton, and introduced the younger artist to Martha’s Vineyard. Benton wrote Scott's obituary for the Vineyard Gazette in 1940.
Nat LowellNat Lowell (American, 1880-1956)
“Manhattan Skyline”, etching and aquatint, ca. 193o. Titled and signed in pencil. 8” x 13 1/2”. Nat Lowell was widely exhibited and is known for his stunning views of Manhattan. $450
Erle Loran“San Francisco Bay”, lithograph, 1940. Titled, signed, dated and numbered 120/150 in pencil, on white wove, 9 1/4” x 12”, with good margins. One of twenty prints by different artists commissioned by the San Francisco Chronicle as a continuation of the WPA Federal Arts Project. Loran was an important California modernist, widely exhibited and collected throughout the 1930s and 1940s. $900
Vera Andrus. Vera Andrus (American, 1896-1979)
“Snug Harbor”, (Staten Island), 1936, lithograph. Titled, signed, dated and numbered in pencil 18/25. 13” x 10”. Rare, only impression remaining in the estate. $1,350
We handle the artist's estate and hope to soon publish a complete catalog of her lithographs.
James E. AllenJames E. Allen (American, 1894-1964)
“Kill Creek”, lithograph, ca. 1938. Titled and signed in pencil. Allen was known for his industrial scenes and was widely exhibited in the 1930s-early 1940s. His work is held by many museums. Excellent condition, full margins, 11 3/4” x 9”. $1,800
Jolan Gross BettelheinmJolan Gross Bettelheim (Czech/American, 1900-1970)
“Transmission Line (Control)”, lithograph, ca. 1950. Signed in pencil from the edition of 50. Abstracted patterns derived from transmission lines and towers. 9 1/4” x 11 1/2”, with full margins, excellent condition. $2200 . Bettelheim was widely acclaimed in the 1920s and 1930s for her industrial scenes, and was trained in Berlin, Vienna, Paris and Cleveland, and created about 40 prints, generally in small editions. $2,200
Adolf DehnAdolf Dehn (American, 1895-1968)
“Lower Manhattan”, lithograph 1936, 11 1/4 x 15 1/5, plus full margins. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Known for his views of New York in the decades between the wars, Dehn won numerous awards in the 1930s and 1940s, and his work is in numerous museums including the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan, NY. Extensive biography on request. $2,800
Richard FlorsheimRichard Florsheim (American, 1916-1979)
Chicago/Provincetown artist Florsheim was widely exhibited in the 1930s 1950's, and, beginning in 1960, had 5 one-man shows at Associated American Artists. His work is in numerous museums. His style captures the pulse of modern urban life.
“Shoreline”, lithograph. Signed in pencil. 10” x 13 7/8”. Skyscrapers along the Chicago waterfront. $500
Adelyne Schaefer Cross ErikssonAdelyne Schaefer Cross Eriksson (Scandinavian-American, b. 1905)
“Stone Cutters”, color serigraph, 1952. Titled in pencil (“Bergsprangare”) and initialed and dated in the matrix from an edition of 30. 6 1/4” x 8 7/8”, plus margins. In the 1940s the artist moved to San Francisco where she became a founding member of the San Francisco Graphic Arts Workshop. Rusts and browns predominate. $300
Philip Burhnam HickenPhilip Burnham Hicken (1910-1985) . "Tugboats, Boston"", color silkscreen, c. 1950 from a small edition, signed. Boston artist Philip Hicken was an early pioneer of color silkscreen. His earliest works, such as this one, are rare. (Ref: Dave and Reba Williams 'Early History of the Screenprint'). See additional works by Hicken on his estate page on this website. $850
Rockwell KentRockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971), "Mountain Climber", 1933, wood engraving. Edition of 250, signed in pencil. 7 7/8 x 5 x 7/8 plus full margins. A fine impression in excellent condition. $4,000