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September Symphony -  MCVICKER

September Symphony
JAY MCVICKER
American, (1911-2004)
Etching with aquatint, 1940, Duffy 2, edition 25. 10 7/8 x 14 5/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Thisis a fine, rich impression of this uncommon early work. The condition is excellent and the margins are full. Provenance: Bethesda Art Gallery, Maryland. McVicker was a student of Doel Reed at Oklahoma State University. He taught at Oklahoma State from 1959-1977.
$1,500

Bird of Prey -  MEAD

Bird of Prey
RODERICK MEAD
American, (1900-1971)
Wood engraving, 1950, Mead 53, Woodcut Society 38; edition 150. 8 x 9 7/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a stellar impression printed on smooth wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is the 38th Presentation print of the Woodcut Society and comes with the original folder. Mead studied at Yale and the Art Students League. He also was a student of S.W. Hayter.
$500

Buy War Bonds -  MEERT

Buy War Bonds
JOSEPH MEERT
American, (1905-1989)
Screenprint, circa 1943, edition 15. 14 5/8 x 11 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. A very good impression in fine condition. Full margins. Meert lived in New York from 1941-1967 and studied at the Art Students League. He was especially friendly with Jackson Pollock and Thomas Hart Benton. This wartime image depicts Rosie the Riveter or someone to that effect.
$900

Bleeker Street Follies -  MEISSNER

Bleeker Street Follies
LEO MEISSNER
American, (1895-1977)
Woodcut (linoleum cut?), 1927, edition 30. 10 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with probably the full margins. The condition is fine. This festive night scene depicts this well known street in Greenwich Village. This block print is not common.
$1,650

Jeter Spivey's Place -  MEISSNER

Jeter Spivey's Place
LEO MEISSNER
American, (1895-1977)
Wood engraving, 1940s, edition 50. 8 x 11 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Impressions of this pastoral work are found in the Blanton Museum of Art and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
SOLD

Sahuaro, Arizona -  MEISSNER

Sahuaro, Arizona
LEO MEISSNER
American, (1895-1977)
Wood engraving, undated , edition 60. 7 7/8 x 9 5/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. (There are two small paper hinges on the top margin.) Meissner created other works based on trips to Arizona.
$400

New York # 1 -  MEYEROWITZ

New York # 1
WILLIAM MEYEROWITZ
American, (1887-1981)
Etching, circa 1920, edition 40. 12x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Titled in pencil below possibly in another hand and with an annotation of "5/40." Here we have a fine impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are substantial and possibly trimmed. The condition is fine apart from a subtle smudge or two outside of the platemark, upper right corner. Born in Russia, the artist came to this country in 1908. He studied at the National Academy of Design from 1912-1916. He was fully involved in the New York art scene and produced a small group of modernist skyscraper views which are among his best work. He also worked as an innovator in the color etching technique.
$1,400

Armistice Day, Fifth Avenue -  MEYEROWITZ

Armistice Day, Fifth Avenue
WILLIAM MEYEROWITZ
American, (1887-1981)
Etching, 1918, edition unknown. 10 x 8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a light cream wove paper. The margins are substantial and probably full. The condition is fine. This dynamic print captures the excitement of this historic event. The print is illustrated as entry # 8 in Graphic Excursions, American Prints in Black and White, 1900-1950, Selections from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (1991).
SOLD

Leaving the Shop -  MILLER

Leaving the Shop
KENNETH HAYES MILLER
American, (1876-1952)
Etching, 1929, edition unknown. 8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil "Hayes Miller." This is a fine impression of the artist's best print. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine apart from a trace of an old hinge in the upper right corner. This print is illustrated on page 26 of Graphic Excursions, American Prints in Black and White, 1900-1950, Selections from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (1991).
$1,000

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

Candide -  MONSON

Candide
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1999, edition 75. 16 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine.
$650

Gardiner's Bay, Long Island, seen from Fresh Pond -  MORAN

Gardiner's Bay, Long Island, seen from Fresh Pond
MARY NIMMO MORAN
American, (1842-1899)
Etching, 1884, edition unknown. 7 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on a sturdy white wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a modest stain and rubbed area in the lower left margin well away from the image. This exceptional print is one of the many done by Mary on Long Island. They settled in East Hampton in 1884. She was elected to the Society of Painter-Etchers in New York in 1879 and also to the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers in 1881.
$1,500

Bridge in thePass at Glencoe-Scotland -  MORAN

Bridge in thePass at Glencoe-Scotland
THOMAS MORAN
American, (1837-1926)
Etching with roulette, 1882-1888, Morand/Friese 39; edition unknown. 9 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on a very smooth, light cream wove paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine. This dynamic image was etched in 1882 and the artist added the thistle remarque in the lower right corner in 1888. He did at least one drawing, one watercolor and an oil painting of the subject. The plate was published by Estes and Lauriat.
$1,650

Rain -  MURPHY

Rain
GLADYS WILKINS MURPHY
American, (1907-1985)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1930s, edition 50. 8 x 6 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a subtle wrinkle in the lower right corner margin well away from the image.) Murphy was a student and teacher at the Rhode Island School of Design. She exhibited with the Boston Art Club, the Society of American Etchers, the Philadelphia Print Club and the National Academy of Design.
$750

Fish Pier -  MURPHY

Fish Pier
GLADYS WILKINS MURPHY
American, (1907-1985)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1930s, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 6 in. Signed, titled and numbered "2" in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a small spot of stray printers ink just to the right of the image. Her maiden name was Wilkins and some of her prints are signed with the addition of her husbands last name, Murphy. She studied with Eliza Gardiner at the Rhode Island School of Design and later taught there.
$1,250

Sprinters -  MURPHY

Sprinters
JOHN J. A. MURPHY
American, (1888-1968)
Woodcut, circa 1924-31, Cole 155, edition less than 75. 11 1/8 x 13 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from reside of two small hinges at the top of the sheet, far away from the image. Murphy's woodcuts are quite distinctive and this is considered by many to be his finest work. Sylvan Cole Gallery held an important retrospective of Murphy's work in 1990. The artist exhibited with the Leicester Gallery, London, while he was alive as well as with Frederick Keppel in New York. This print is illustrated on page 102 of Master Prints of Five Centuries; The Alan and Marianne Schwartz Collection (1991). Murphy was born in Boston and studied at the Museum school. He also studied in London with Noel Rooke and exhibited his work there at the Leicester Gallery. He was married to fellow artist, Cecil Buller.
SOLD

New York City -  MYERS

New York City
JEROME MYERS
American, (1867-1940)
Monotype, 1917, edition of one. 10 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from some wrinkles at the lower left margin edge and old hinges at the top. Monotypes by Myers are rare. This is inscribed by him along the bottom, "on Henry Street near Jackson Street" which places this in the lower east side of New York.
$2,000

Spring -  MYRER

Spring
ANGELE E. MYRER
American, (1896-1970)
White line woodcut printed in colors, 1958, small edition. 11 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare and exceptional American modernist woodcut. The margins are full showing tack holes on the right edge of the sheet. This was done to keep the sheet in proper registration throughout the printing process. The condition is fine apart from old paper tape along the top edge and a faint suggestion of a mat line in the outer margins. Myrer studied with Karl Knaths in Washington, DC from 1940-44. There she met Ferol Warthen and Angèle spent her summers in Provincetown. After her husband died in 1949, she moved to Provincetown and the two artists studied with Blanche Lazzell. They had adjoining studios at 77 Commercial Street in Provincetown's West End. Myrer was a regular exhibitor at the Provincetown Art Association from 1938 to 1958.
$8,800

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