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NIELS YDE ANDERSEN (Dan./Amer. 1888-1952)

"JENS VEJMAND," etching, 1939, 9 7/8 x 7.” Signed in pencil. $175. In original paper mat. Full margins. Jens Vejmand is the name given to a road man immortalized in song and art in Danish culture.

FRANK HARTLEY ANDERSON (Amer. 1890-1947)

"CHURCH SUPPER," woodcut, 1936, LC2, 10 1/2 x 12 3/8.” Signed and titled in pencil. SOLD. Presentation print of the Southern Printmakers Society 1936. Another impression of this print is in the collection of the Library of Congress.

JOHN TAYLOR ARMS (Amer. 1887-1953)

"OUT OF MY WINDOW," etching, 1916 F4, LC254, ed. 75, 7 7/16 x 5 9/16.” Signed in pencil. $600. The Woolworth Building is in the distance. Provenance, Jonathan Greenberg Inc., NYC. 1995 and with original invoice. Another impression of this print is in the collection of the Library of Congress and one was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1918.

EDITH JANE BACON (Amer. 1879-1970)

"PROVINCETOWN FARMING", Provincetown white-line color woodcut, 1931,ed. 1/25,* 12 3/8 x 9 1/2.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. *I think it unlikely that the edition was fulfilled. Framed.

WILL BARNET (Amer. 1911-2012)

"GO-GO," screenprint in colors, 1947,S93, C92, ed. 50, 11 3/4 x 9 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $900. Printed by the artist.

THOMAS HART BENTON (Amer. 1889-1975)

"A DRINK OF WATER," lithograph, 1937, F15, AAA ed. 250,9 3/4 x 14 3/8.” Signed in pencil. $1950. Based on a drawing done in the Ozarks. With original AAA label.

JOLAN GROSS BETTELHEIM (Hung./Amer. 1900-1972)

"MANHATTAN ROOFS," drypoint, 1940, ed. c. 50, 12 x 10.” Signed in pencil. $1350. From the estate of publisher William Edwin Rudge.

GEORGE ELBERT BURR (Amer. 1859-1939)

"ARIZONA CLOUDS," color mezzotint, c. 1923, S68, 7 x 10.” Signed in pencil. $1950. Noted “No. 75” in lower right margin.

HENRY CASSELLI (Amer. b. 1946)

"DEJAN'S OLYMPIA BAND," lithograph, c. 1975, ed. 10, 11 1/8 x 15.” Signed in pencil.  $450. The first "Olympia Brass Band" was active from the late 19th century to around World War I. In 1958, saxophonist Harold Dejan, leader of the 2nd unit of the Eureka Brass Band, split off to form the current Olympia, reviving the historic name. Marked “Warm Black” (surely a note regarding the printing) in the lower margin. Printed by Stephen Miller of George E. Miller & Sons Printers in New York.

JEAN CHARLOT (Fr. 1898-1979)

"THE DISTAFF SIDE," (aka 'MEXICAN KITCHEN") lithograph, 1951, M551, AAA1138, AAA ed. 250,9 3/4 x 13 1/2.” Signed in pencil.  $300. This was a common theme for Charlot throughout his career. Full margins. Printed by Lynton Kistler and with his blindstamp.

MIGUEL COVARRUBIAS (Mex. 1904-1957)

"RUMBA," lithograph, 1942, M551, AAA1138, AAA ed. 250, 9 1/8 x 13 3/8." Signed in pencil. SOLD.

EMIL GANSO (Amer. 1895-1941)

"STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT," color lithograph, 1935, S-L102b, ed. 35, 12 x 15 7/8.” Signed in pencil.  $375. Slight cockling to sheet.

HARRY GOTTLIEB (Amer, 1895-1992)

"COAL PICKERS," lithograph, 1936, ed. c. 25, 12 x 15 7/8.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. Noted “Pennsylvania 1930” in left margin. Another impression of this print is in the collection of the Princeton University Art Museum. Light soiling upper margin edge.

JOHN M. KELLY (Amer. 1878-1962)

“LAHI, HAWAII,” etching & drypoint, c. 1940, 8 3/4 x 8.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. Titled in pencil, lower left.

JOHN M. KELLY (Amer. 1878-1962)

“LEILANI, HAWAII,” etching & drypoint, c. 1940, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. This image is documented in the book, John Melville Kelly, Hawaiian Idyll on page 67 along with the photograph of the model.

ROCKWELL KENT (Amer. 1882-1971)

“DEEP WATER,” wood engraving, 1931, BJ87, ed. 170, 5 1/2 x 6 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $2950.

ROCKWELL KENT (Amer. 1882-1971)

“WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE,” wood engraving, 1937, BJ111, ed. 150, 8 x 5 7/8.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. Published by the American College Society of Print Collectors. This print was used on the cover of The New Masses for July 20, 1937 and the cover of May Day, 1947 by Howard Fast. With a label from Marilyn Pink Fine Arts, Los Angeles. Another impression of this print is in the collection of the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and many other collections.

MARGUERITE KIRMSE (Amer. 1885-1954)

“TWO DOGS,” monotype in colors, 1929, unique, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $950. Searching back over 25 years I can find no record of any monotypes by Kirmse. Information provided on original Kennedy & Co. label.

GAN KOLSKI (Pol./Amer.1899-1932)

Kolski is a personal favorite and relatively unknown and under appreciated. He produced powerful, often politically-charged, prints for a short time before his suicide in 1931 by leaping from the George Washington Bridge to protest unemployment and economic inequality. He often contribued cover art to the New Masses. These prints are duplicates from a large collection of his works that I own. **I am always interest in purchasing work by him that I don't already have.

 

GAN KOLSKI (Pol./Amer.1899-1932)

“PROVINCETOWN, MASS. (aka "Provincetown Art Shop),” wood engraving, c. 1930, 8 x 10.” Signed in pencil. $1250. Pictured in 50 Prints of the Year (1930).

GAN KOLSKI (Pol./Amer.1899-1932)

“STATION," lithograph, c. 1929, ed. 1/100, 12 1/4 x 9 7/8.” Signed in pencil.SOLD. Full margins. Note the publications in the lower right: The Forum, New Masses, etc. Also note the upside down sign attached to the post in the lower right with his monogram and the note "Reorder." An impression of this print was exhibited at the Macy Galleries, New York in a one-man show February 15-28, 1929, catalog No. 3. Also an impression was in the 1931 exhibit of the Print Makers Society of California and at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1929. Faint mat line.

 

CLARE LEIGHTON (Brit./Amer. 1901-1988)

“LANDING,” wood engraving, 1931, F195, ed. 100, 8 3/8 x 12 5/8.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. From the Canadian Lumber Camp series, a set of six images based on a trip to the Laurentian Mountains in southern Quebec.

KYRA MARKHAM (Amer. 1891-1967)

“NIGHT CLUB," lithograph, 1935, 13 7/8 x 10 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $7250. From the collection of Rosalie Berberian. Numbered 1-21 in the margin.

KYRA MARKHAM (Amer. 1891-1967)

“THE FIT YOURSELF SHOP," lithograph, 1935, ed. 50, 12 5/8 x 9 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $575. From the collection of Rosalie Berberian.

HENRY V. MILLER (Amer. 1891-1980)

While best known as a novelist (Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring, Tropic of Capricorn, etc.), Miller also produced abstract watercolors. These works were painted primarily from his sub-conscious and featured surrealism and elements of dreams similar to his literary works. While he exibited his art internationally, he commonly gifted his works to friends. There is a permanent exhiit of his works at the Henry Miller Memorial Gallery in Carmel, California.

HENRY V. MILLER (Amer. 1891-1980)

BLUE ABSTRACT, watercolor & gouache, 1941, 9 x 12 1/2.” Signed and dated. $1350. With a finished abstract watercolor on the reverse. With a label from Arwin Galleries, Detroit, Michigan.

HENRY V. MILLER (Amer. 1891-1980)

"CAPUT MORTUUM," watercolor & gouache, 1943, 13 1/2 x 11.” Signed and dated. $750. Light horizontal crease to sheet. Titled on the reverse. Title translates as “Dead Head.” In alchemythe term it refers to “Worthless Remains.”

HENRY V. MILLER (Amer. 1891-1980)

"~~~~~~* MELIA," watercolor & gouache, 1943, 20 x 13 1/2.” Signed and dated. $1750. Titled on reverse; *first word in title illegible. In Greek Mythology a Melia was a class of nymphs associated with Ash trees. A watercolor sketch of palm trees on the reverse.

HENRY V. MILLER (Amer. 1891-1980)

"SYBYLLINE FIGURE,", watercolor & gouache, 1943, 14 1/4 x 10.” Signed and dated. $1350. Titled on reverse of painting. With a label from Arwin Galleries, Detroit, Michigan. "Sybylline" refers to the Sybylline Oracles of Ancient Greece, hence prophetic and mysterious.

HENRY V. MILLER (Amer. 1891-1980)

TORSO, watercolor & gouache, 1947, 13 1/4 x 12.” Signed and dated. $1500.

GLADYS WILKINS MURPHY (Amer. 1907-1985)

"CIGARETTES," woodcut, 1938, ed. 50, 10 x 8.” Signed in pencil. $525. This image was reproduced as one of 12 images for the AMERICAN BLOCK PRINT CALENDAR of 1938, published by Gutenberg Publishing Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Murphy was a student and teacher at the Rhode Island School of Design. She exhibited with the Boston Art Club, the Society of American Etchers, the Philadelphia Print Club and the National Academy of Design among others. Another impression of this print is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art.

MARGARET J. PATTERSON (Amer. 1867-1950)

“A SALT CREEK, CAPE COD,” color woodcut, c. 1915-20, ed. 10/100,* B57, 9 x 7 1/4.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. RARE. In nearly 35 years of dealing with Patterson’s work, I have seen this only a few times. The only picture I’d ever seen was in Jim Bakker’s catalog for his 1989 retrospective of the artist’s work (p. 4, catalog #57).*Is is highly unlikely she ever completed the edition of this print.

MARGARET J. PATTERSON (Amer. 1867-1950)

“ANEMONES,” color woodcut, c. 1920, B99, ed. 100,* 9 3/4 x 7.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. *Patterson planned editions of 100 but it is widely believed that she didn't complete them.
From the collection of Rosalie Berberian.

MARGARET J. PATTERSON (Amer. 1867-1950)

“GARDEN FLOWERS,” color woodcut & gouache*, c. 1920, unique, probably, 10 1/2 x 7 3/8.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. *This is partially printed as a color woodblock with extensive hand coloring. This leads me to surmise that this is an early working proof. Another impression of the print was exhibited in the landmark exhibition, Provincetown Printers: A Woodcut Tradition, at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in 1983 and the Smithsonian Institution in 1984 and pictured on p. 44 (Catalog #52) that accompanied the exhibit. Another impression of this image was pictured in Architectural Digest July 1987, “Art: Paintings from the Arts and Crafts Period,” p. 81.
From the collection of Rosalie Berberian.

MARGARET J. PATTERSON (Amer. 1867-1950)

“IN THE HIGH HILLS,” color woodcut, c. 1924, ed. 100,* 11 x 8 5/8.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. *Patterson planned editions of 100 but it is widely believed that she didn't complete them. One of her strongest images.

JOSEPH PENNELL (Amer. 1860-1926)

ACAPULCO STREET SCENE WITH BURRO, mixed media on dark blue paper, c. 1901-08, 10 x 13 3/4.” Signed.  $775. The Library of Congress has a similar scene and they date it to 1901-08. Framed.

JOSEPH PENNELL (Amer. 1860-1926)

"STREET, ACAPULCO," mixed media on dark blue paper, c. 1901-08, 9 3/4 x 13 1/2.” Signed. $775. The Library of Congress has a similar scene and they date it to 1901-08. Framed.

DOEL REED (Amer. 1894-1985)

“RESTING WOMEN," aquatint, 1940, C&R 41, AAA ed. 100, 12 3/8 x 14 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $1100.

DOEL REED (Amer. 1894-1985)

“WEDDING PREPARATIONS," aquatint, 1973, C&R 125, ed. 30, 12 x 17 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $950. Titled in the lower margin; full margins.

MAUD W. SHERWOOD (NZ 1880-1956)

FLOWERS IN A GREEN VASE, color woodcut, 8 1/2 x 7 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $650. Sherwood was a notable New Zealand artist, exhibiting at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, the Royal Academy of Arts, London and the Paris Salon.

HENRY SIMON (Amer. 1901-1955)

“THE THREE HORSEMEN," lithograph, c. 1939-43, 9 x 13.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. This is a caricature of Hitler, Tojo, and Mussolini as the"Horsemen of the Apocalypse." Another impression of this print is in the collection of the Library of Congress. Two hinge remnants upper margin, well out of image.

ISAAC SOYER (Amer. 1907-1981)

“LAUNDRESS," lithograph, c. 1937,11 3/4 x 14 1/8.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. An impression of this print was exhibited at The College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois in “WPA Art: Prints and Mural Studies.” The impression at the Art Institute of Chicago bears the Federal Art Project, NYC WPA stamp. This impression is not stamped.

ROY VANDAM (Amer. 20th c.

CITY RAILYARD, lithograph, 7 1/4 x 10 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $275. Small stain upper margin out of matting area.

ZAO WOU-KI (Fr/Chin. 1921-1964)

"UNTITLED," color lithograph, ed. 30/50, 16 1/4 x 12 1/4.” Signed in pencil.  $3450.

JACK YAMASAKI (Jap./Amer. 1904-1985)

“CARBON CANYON,” wood engraving, 8 1/8 x 9 7/8.” Signed in pencil. $225.

 

 

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