Bernard Steffen lithographs for sale

American, 1907-1980

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Dulcimer and Discord -  STEFFEN

Dulcimer and Discord
Lithograph, 1939, edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression of this extremely rare print. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. the paper is watermarked RIVES. Steffen was a WPA artist and studied with Thomas Hart Benton at the Kansas City Art Institute. He was a founding member of the of the American Artists Congress, an association established in 1935 to encourage government support for artist's unions and to promote social realism in American art. Sadly, in 1977, Steffen's studio was destroyed by a fire and he lost "thousands" of paintings and prints. (See David Acton, "A Spectrum of Innovation, Color in American Printmaking," (1990), page 286.)

Mine Village -  STEFFEN

Mine Village
Lithograph, 1939, edition unknown but probably about 20-25 impressions. 11 x 15 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression of this rare WPA print. Full margins. Very good condition. A few minor handling creases in the margins. Minor stains verso from where the original label was attached.

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