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West Side (New York) -  KALLEM

West Side (New York)
HENRY KALLEM
American, (1912-1985)
Woodcut, 1940s, edition unknown but probably quite small. 9 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression on thin Japanese paper. The margins are substantial. The condition is very good apart from a small area of discoloration in the lower right corner, just to the image and a bit of toning in the upper left corner margin area. Kallem was a WPA artist. An account in Who Was Who in American Art states, "After Kallem won First Prize in the 1947 Pepsi Cola Exhibition for his painting 'Country Tenement,' Life Magazine ran an article, 'Freak Painting Prizes' (August, 1948) recounting the controversy over awards being given to what some critics considered unintelligible modern art."
SOLD

Sea and Sky -  KENT

Sea and Sky
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Wood engraving on maple, 1931, Burne-Jones 85, edition 150. 10 x 6 1/2 in. Signed in pencil lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This was one of twelve prints used by Kent in a national advertising campaign for the American Car and Foundry Company.
SOLD

In the Swiss Alps -  KIRKPATRICK

In the Swiss Alps
ETHEL KIRKPATRICK
British, (1866-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated , edition fewer than 50. 13 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than wrinkling in the lower margin not near the image. It's an uncommon print and a stellar arts and crafts image. Kirkpatrick is best known for her British scenes and views of Venice.
SOLD

Floral Study (Poppies) -  KOCH-AMBERG

Floral Study (Poppies)
ILSE KOCH-AMBERG
German, (b. 1869)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition unknown. 16 x 12 1/4 in. Signed in the block with her monogram, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for slight toning within an earlier mat opening. She lived and worked in Hamburg where she specialized in arts and crafts style color woodcuts. She was married to the artist, Hugo Amberg.
$800

A Woman -  LANDACRE

A Woman
PAUL LANDACRE
American, (1893-1963)
Wood engraving, circa 1937, edition 60. 10 1/2 x 6 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on thin white Japanese paper. The condition is excellent and the margins are full. Landacre's nude studies are remarkable for their design and execution. His work is the gold standard for figurative as well as landscape wood engraving in America during the 1930s.
SOLD

Exhibition Announcement -  LAZZELL

Exhibition Announcement
BLANCHE LAZZELL
American, (1878-1936)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1930, Shapiro/MFA 52, edition unknown. (image) 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (sheet) 10 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. This is a fine impression of this very rare print. The paper is a thin Japanese and the margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a small, barely visible 1/2" tear at the top edge at left and another tiny split at the bottom. This endearing Provincetown image captures the essence of what was happening in this New England artists community during the 1920s and 1930s. The sheet was first printed (or applied by hand) with this vibrant background color and then the image and text were printed, possibly from two separate blocks. This charming print is illustrated on page one of "From Paris to Provincetown: Blanche Lazzell and the Color Woodcut (2002).
$6,500

Farmer Carrying a Basket -  LE CHEVALLIER

Farmer Carrying a Basket
JACQUES LE CHEVALLIER
French, (1896-1987)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1927, edition 75. 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full with a deckle edge showing all around. This is a good example of the modernist style for European woodcts in the 1920s.
SOLD

Fishing in the Creek -  LEIGHTON

Fishing in the Creek
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1952, Boston Public Library 631, edition 150. 7 x 4 7/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is quite good. (The original hinges remain at the four corners.) This print is from the series about North Carolina folklore published by Duke University Press, 1952, Volume III.
SOLD

Corn Husking in the Mountains -  LEIGHTON

Corn Husking in the Mountains
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1952, Boston Public Library 617, edition 150. 7 x 4 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is quite good; the original hinges remain on the four corners. This print relates to the North Carolina Folklore series, Volume I, as published by Duke University Press, 1952.
SOLD

Apple Butter -  LEIGHTON

Apple Butter
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1942, Boston Public Library 523, edition 50. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression on Japanese paper in fine condition. (The original hinges remain at the four corners.) The margins are full. Beautifully designed, this print is from the series "Southern Harvest" which was published in book form in 1942 by the Macmillan Co, New York.
SOLD

Lobsters -  LEIGHTON

Lobsters
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1949-1950, Boston Public Library 605, edition 50. 9 1/2 in. in diameter. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a cream Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from very faint toning within an early mat opening. This uncommon print is one of twelve wood engravings of New England Industries which were eventually issued as a set of Wedgwood plates.
SOLD

La Cathédrale de Rouen -  LEPERE

La Cathédrale de Rouen
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Wood engraving, 1888, Lotz-Brissonneau 177 (iii/III), edition 50. 20 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and titled in the block, lower right. ("Rouen...A. Lepere del. sc.") Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a very thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This masterpiece of wood engraving is one of Lepere's finest cathedral studies. A similar impression, also from the edition of 50, is in the Art Institute of Chicago.
$2,750

Seated Man before a Stove (Zittende Man voor Potkachel) -  LOEBER

Seated Man before a Stove (Zittende Man voor Potkachel)
LOU LOEBER
Dutch, (1894-1983)
Linoleum cut, circa 1926, edition 75. 11 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from minor soft wrinkles here and there in the margins. This stellar Dutch modernist image exemplifies De Stijl aesthetics and it's one of Loeber's best prints. This print is illustrated on page 36 of "Gedroomd Papier, Tekeningen en Prenten 1850-1935" by Ton Geerts (2010). Louise Marie 'Lou' Loeber studied at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam from 1915-1918. Mondrian was a big influence along the way as was Bart van der Leck (who became a neighbor of hers in Blaricum.) In 1931, she married the artist Dirk Koning (1888-1978) whose work was somewhat similiar. Loeber's early prints are rare.
SOLD

Ecce Homo -  MASEREEL

Ecce Homo
FRANS MASEREEL
Belgian, (1889-1972)
Woodcut, 1927, Vorms / von der Gabelentz 49, edition 22. 15 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. Initialed and dated in the block. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of this rare early work, printed on cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent apart from minor handling marks in the outer margins only. (The printed surface is pristine.) Masereel was one of the preeminent Belgian expressionist printmakers. He was prolific and most of his prints were small and published in books. Large, early, pencil signed works such as this are very hard to find today.
$3,800

Merry-go-Round, Paris -  MCMILLEN

Merry-go-Round, Paris
MILDRED MCMILLEN
American, (1884-circa 1940)
Woodcut, 1914, small edition. 9 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. Signed and dated on the original support sheet, lower right. A brilliant impression on china paper. Trimmed along the borderline as originally designed. Fine condition. This stunning, early print was done the year before the artist moved to Provincetown, MA. McMillen, who worked exclusively in black and white, is included in From Paris to Provincetown: Blanche Lazzell and the Color Woodcut (2002) by Barbara Stern Shapiro.
$2,500

The Shipyard, (Provincetown) -  MCMILLEN

The Shipyard, (Provincetown)
MILDRED MCMILLEN
American, (1884-circa 1940)
Woodcut, 1915, vary small edition. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. The print is signed and dated in pencil just below the image. The print is titled on the verso at top with the original price of $10. (Note: McMillen traditionally trimmed her prints to the image and attached them to a support sheet which she than signed, as is the case here.) This is a fine impression in fine condition. The print is rare.
SOLD

Don Juan -  MEES

Don Juan
FOKKO MEES
Dutch, (1887-1968)
Wood engraving, 1930s, edition 30. 7 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. Signed in the block and signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. A very American-like image by Mees. He excelled in blockprints in both large and small formats.
$500

Arata's Scheme -  MONSON

Arata's Scheme
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1992, edition 75. 211/4 x 17 1/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The artist began studying with Lasansky at the University of Iowa in 1965. In 1969, he moved to Paris and joined S.W. Hayter at his Atelier 17. He was working there from 1970 to 1973. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Carleton College, the College of the Holy Cross and others. Since 1985, he's been living and working in France where he continues to explore the reduction woodcut technique with great success.
$650

Uccello's Ring -  MONSON

Uccello's Ring
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1994, edition 80. 16 7/8 x 20 3/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine.
$650

Venezia -  MONSON

Venezia
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1998, edition 80. 16 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The artist describes his work in the reduction woodcut medium as follows, "Color reduction printing is a gradual process of removing already printed areas of color; these zones will remain in their desired color and keep their intensity. The transition from warm colors to cool colors is made by printing multiple layers of opaque white ink (considered as a blockout). The entire edition is printed after each change of color nuance and when the process comes to an end, the printing surface has virtually disappeared to the point of becoming totally unusable."
$650

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