Letterio Calapai wood-engravings for sale

American, 1902-1993

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8:30 Express -  CALAPAI

8:30 Express
Wood engraving, 1943-44, edition 27 plus proofs. 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. Initialed in the block. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This potent image of a packed New York subway scene combines the expressionist "edge" of the wood engraving medium with a tilted perspective suggesting chaos and disorder. Impressions of this print are located at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery.
$1,800

City Canyon -  CALAPAI

City Canyon
Wood engraving, 1950, edition 75. 10 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed and titled in pencil and also inscribed "artist's proof." This is a fine impression with substantial margins. The condition is fine. The artist's embossed stamp is in the lower right.
$800

Labor in a Diesel Plant -  CALAPAI

Labor in a Diesel Plant
Wood engraving, 1940, edition 50. 15 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in the block, lower right. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are substantial and probably full. The condition is very good apart from some light toning within an early mat opening. This Boston born artist was involved with the New York WPA program in the 1930s. This is arguably his finest blockprint from his best period and impressions are found in the National Gallery, the Library of Congress and the Art Institute of Chicago.
SOLD


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