John J. A. Murphy woodcuts for sale

American, 1888-1968

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In the Shadows -  MURPHY

In the Shadows
Woodcut, 1921, Cole Gallery catalogue # 56, not listed in the Québec catalogue: edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Murphy's distinctive woodcuts are not so common today. The last known exhibition of his works was at the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec in 1997. When he was active he exhibited at the Keppel Gallery in New York and in London at the Leicester Gallery. He was married to the artist Cecil Buller.
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Paternity -  MURPHY

Paternity
Woodcut, 1923, Québec catalogue # 59, Cole Gallery catalogue # 122; edition unknown. 9 1/2 x 4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The condition is fine and the margins are full. (There's just a faint, very subtle suggestion of foxing here and there in the margins.) Murphy's distinctive woodcuts are not so common today. The last known exhibition of his works was at the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Quebec in 1997. When he was active he exhibited at the Keppel Gallery in New York and in London at the Leicester Gallery. He was married to the artist Cecil Buller and her work was also included in the Quebec exhibition.
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Sprinters -  MURPHY

Sprinters
Woodcut, circa 1924-31, Cole 155, edition less than 75. 11 1/8 x 13 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Murphy's woodcuts are quite distinctive and this is considered by many to be his finest work. Sylvan Cole Gallery held an important retrospective of Murphy's work in 1990. The artist exhibited with the Leicester Gallery, London, while he was alive as well as with Frederick Keppel in New York. This print is illustrated on page 102 of Master Prints of Five Centuries; The Alan and Marianne Schwartz Collection (1991).
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Wrestlers -  MURPHY

Wrestlers
Woodcut, circa 1924-31, Cole 158, edition less than 75. 11 1/8 x 14 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from some light toning in the outer edges on the sheet.Murphy was born in Boston and studied at the Museum school. He alsos studied in Londonwith Noel Rooke and exhibited his work at the Leicester Gallery and the Keppel Gallery in New York. He was maried to fellow artist, Cecil Buller. This is one of his best prints, along with Sprinters.
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