Dorothy Rutka prints for sale

American, 1907-1985

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Poverty -  RUTKA

Poverty
Soft-ground etching, circa 1940, edition probably about 25. 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. (There a just a couple of small fox marks in the left margin, away from the image.) The margins are full. This print bears the Federal Art Project Stamp for the Cleveland WPA. Rutka's prints generally address the social ills of society during the 1930s and 1940s. An impression of this print is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Strike Talk -  RUTKA

Strike Talk
Soft-ground etching, circa 1940, edition probably about 25. 6 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This impression bears the stamp of the Federal Art Project for Cleveland. Rutka was from Michigan and studied at the Cleveland School of art. She graduated in 1929 and joined the WPA in 1936. She was married to Philip Porter, executive editor of the Plain Dealer.
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