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Rain on Murray Hill -  LEWIS

Rain on Murray Hill
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1928, McCarron 75, edition 110. 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The paper is a medium weight off white wove with an acorn leaf watermark. The condition is fine. This exemplary work depicts a scene just a few blocks from the artist's studio at 145 East 34th Street in New York. Impressions are cited in twelve museum collections.
SOLD

Cronies -  LEWIS

Cronies
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Aquatint, 1932, McCarron 96, edition 60 including three trial proofs. 9 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right and also inscribed, "first trial proof." This is a rich, dark impression of an UNRECORDED FIRST STATE. This impression is before considerable work (lightening) on the clothes of the figures at left, and before multiple changes (lightening) on the right between the tire tracks and also further to the right side. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This print was done while Lewis was living in rural Connecticut.
$5,500

Tree, Manhattan -  LEWIS

Tree, Manhattan
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1930, McCarron 87, edition 91 including ten trial proofs. 12 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is fine. This exceptional print contains all the elements of a great Martin Lewis; dramatic lights and darks, solitary figures, well-integrated architectural design and there's that added element of urban mystery to engage our imagination.
$13,000

Under the Street Lamp -  LEWIS

Under the Street Lamp
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Etching, 1928, McCarron 70, edition 83. 14 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on white laid paper with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a skillfully repaired tear in the center right margin, well away from the image. This impression bears the round estate stamp of Lucile Deming Lewis.
SOLD

Quarter of Nine, Saturday's Children -  LEWIS

Quarter of Nine, Saturday's Children
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1929, McCarron 78, edition 107. 9 7/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. Also inscribed by the artist,"watakashi no E." This is a superb impression printed on off white laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries (with their label). The scene is 34th Street at Park Avenue, New york.
PRICE ON REQUEST

The Passing Freight, Danbury -  LEWIS

The Passing Freight, Danbury
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1934, McCarron 108, edition 47. 8 7/8 x 14 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. A locomotive also appears his lithograph, Veterans, from 1935. Hopper and especially Marsh were also interested in the train as subject matter. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, NY.
SOLD

Ha'nted -  LEWIS

Ha'nted
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1932, McCarron 100, edition 107. 13 1/8 x 8 15/16 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This underrated, nighttime scene contains all the elements of a great Lewis print; crossed shadow lines, solitary figures, well-integrated architectural design, subtle stars highlighting an otherwise pitch black sky and there's an added element of psychological mystery to engage our imagination. Dedicated in pencil, "for John O'Gara," who was a Macy's VP at the time and a friend of the artist.
SOLD

Clothes Shop (New York) -  LOCKE

Clothes Shop (New York)
CHARLES LOCKE
American, (1889-1983)
Lithograph, 1936 or 1937, edition about 25. 11 x 6 5/8 in. Signed on the stone with the artists monogram. Signed and titled in pencil below the image. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This print was done as part of the New York Federal Art Project and bears the ink stamp. Locke excelled in lithography and he worked closely with Joseph Pennell at the Art Students League. He eventually succeeded Pennell there as Instructor of Lithography. There was a retrospective of his work at the Pratt Graphics Center and Pratt Institute in 1985. This work is illustrated on page 107 of The Federal Art Project: American Prints From the 1930s (1985) University of Michigan.
$750

Noon -  LOZOWICK

Noon
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1930, Flint 60, edition 50. 8 1/4 x 11 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York.
$1,200

Storm over Manhattan -  LOZOWICK

Storm over Manhattan
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1935, Flint 127, edition 189. 10 x 13 3/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression rich with contrasts. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a tiny speck of ink in the lower margin and a tiny tear at the top margin edge.) This edition was published by Associated American Artists in NY and printed by George Miller.
$3,500

Brooklyn Bridge -  LOZOWICK

Brooklyn Bridge
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1930, Flint 48, edition 100. 13 x 7 7/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression in excellent condition. The sheet is full and untrimmed. This iconic American print is uncommon in spite of the fairly large edition. This work is the cover illustration for Amerikanische Graphik 1913-1953 which was an important 1994 show of American prints in Europe.
SOLD

Corner of Steel Plant -  LOZOWICK

Corner of Steel Plant
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1929, Flint 21, from the 1972 edition of ten impressions. 11 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. Initialed on the stone with the artist's monogram. Signed and dated in pencil and inscribed "I/X." This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This potent, early print was printed in an early edition of 25 impressions.
$2,000

Through Brooklyn Bridge Cables -  LOZOWICK

Through Brooklyn Bridge Cables
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1938, Flint 158, edition 15 plus 250 for AAA printed in 1939. 9 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. Initialed with the monogram in the lower right corner. Signed in pencil. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for remnants of older hinges on the sheet corners, verso. This exemplary work is on the cover of the Flint catalogue of Lozowick's prints.
SOLD

Doorway into Street -  LOZOWICK

Doorway into Street
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1929, Flint 23, edition 15 (plus 10 more printed in 1972) 14 x 7 in. Signed with the monogram in the lower right corner. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this uncommon, early work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This impression is from the early printing. The 1972 impressions are numbered in Roman numerals; ix-x/x.
SOLD

Angry Skies (Andante Cantabile) -  LOZOWICK

Angry Skies (Andante Cantabile)
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1935, Flint 123. edition 250. 9 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are trimmed a bit on the top and bottom but are still substantial enough. The condition is very good. This impression is from the 1948 edition published by Associated American Artists and printed by George Miller. There was a small edition of ten impressions printed in 1935.
$1,500

Debutante -  LOZOWICK

Debutante
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1930, Flint 53, edition 25. 14 1/2 x 11 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on BFK RIVES paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from minor wrinkles showing here and there in the extreme outer margins. This classic academic nude study shows the range of Lozowick's skills as a draughtsman.
$1,600

Edison Plant -  LOZOWICK

Edison Plant
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1929, Flint 24, edition 20. 13 5/8 x 7 15/16 in. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on RIVES wove paper. The margins are full with a deckle edge showing on all sides. The condition is fine apart from three tiny splits in the bottom edge of the margin and old paper hinges, verso, at the two top corners. This stellar, early work was reprinted in 1972 in an edition of ten numbered impressions. Lozowick actually worked at this plant after his return from Europe in 1924.
SOLD

Mending Nets (Provincetown) -  LOZOWICK

Mending Nets (Provincetown)
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1950, Flint 232, edition only 15. 13 1/16 x 7 1/2 in. Signed on the stone with the monogram, lower left. Signed and titled "Provincetown" in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. Lozowick produced very few lithographs of Provincetown; two from 1950 and a couple from 1967.
SOLD

Distant Manhattan from Brooklyn -  LOZOWICK

Distant Manhattan from Brooklyn
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1937, Flint 145, edition 200. 7 15/16 x 13 in. Signed and dated on the stone. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This stellar image was published by the American Artists Group and printed by George Miller. The Flint catalogue does not mention any other editions. The print is not pencil signed as is the case with all AAG editions and we have the original folder which accompanies the print.
$3,500

Granaries to Babylon (Babylon to Omaha; Railroad Yards) -  LOZOWICK

Granaries to Babylon (Babylon to Omaha; Railroad Yards)
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1933, Flint 112; edition 25 plus 250 for the International Print Guild. 12 3/4 x 8 1/8 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on light cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. The blindstamp of Jacob Friedland, the printer,appears in the lower right corner margin.
$6,500

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