Bertram Goodman – Steel Forest (1960)

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This black and white lithograph entitled Steel Forest is by Bertram Goodman (1904-1988), a listed American artist. It was printed in 1960 by Associated American Artists and bears the original AAA label en verso. It is signed and titled by artist in pencil. The image is matted to 9.25 by 15.75 inches, and the total size with the distinctive original AAA frame and white mat is 14.75 by 18.75 inches. The image is in good condition with no toning or foxing; the mat has slight mat burn at the edges.

Despite its being created in 1960, this urban image evokes a classic feel of social realism and the WPA New Deal Federal Arts Project aesthetic.

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Reynold H. Weidenaar – Repose

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This 1951 mezzotint titled Repose is by Reynold H. Weidenaar (1915-1985), a well-listed American artist. It was published by Associated American Artists with an edition size of 250. The piece is signed and titled by artist in pencil. It is matted to 11.5 by 13.5 inches, and the total size with the original champagne blonde frame and white mat is 16.75 by 20.5 inches. The piece contains some slight mat burn at the edges of the image, but otherwise it is in very good condition.

This is a classic WPA and art deco style image from this important American artist that makes an overall fine impression.

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William Ward Beecher – Seance

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This black and white lithograph, entitled Séance, is by William Ward Beecher (approx. 1921-2006), a listed American artist known for his trompe l’oeil (“fool the eye”) style of painting. The piece, which is signed and titled by the artist in pencil, was published by Associated American Artists circa 1955-1965. The matted image size is 10 by 12.25 inches. It is displayed in the original AAA mat and slim, black frame with the standard AAA label on verso; the total size is 15 by 18 inches. This surrealist image is in excellent condition with no foxing and features distinctive detailing and shading.

This lithograph is in the permanent collection of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.

Beecher once stated, “Almost all of my themes are based on something that has a three-dimensional feel. I was one of the best known of the artists that painted in three dimensions, which is what we call trompe l’oeil. I still paint in a very meticulous three-dimensional style.”

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Joseph Hirsch – Painted Man

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This lithograph, entitled Painted Man, is by Joseph Hirsch (1910-1981), a well listed American artist known for his social realism and WPA New Deal Federal Arts Project artwork. The piece was published by Associated American Artists and is signed by the artist in pencil. The image is matted to 9.5 by 10 inches and appears in the original distinctive AAA mat and slim, black frame. The total size is 14.75 by 18.75 inches. This lithograph is in good condition with even toning throughout and no foxing.

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Unknown – Untitled (1940-1950)

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This untitled WPA-era urban rooftop watercolor was painted by a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, circa, 1940-1950; it is not signed. The image is displayed under glass with an acid-free black mat in a black wooden box. The matted image size is 8.5 inches by 11.5 inches, the total size of the image with the frame is 13 inches by 17 inches. This piece is in excellent condition.

This crisp and bright image featuring very nice detailing would make a particularly interesting addition to a WPA New Deal Federal Arts Project collection.

Status: Listed at eBay: Item #190126223527.

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Richard Anuszkiewicz – Untitled (1970’s-1980’s)

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This untitled and unsigned color serigraph is attributed to Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930- ), a seminal American modern artist. It is estimated to have been printed circa 1970’s-early 1980’s and was deaccessioned from the Westmoreland Museum of Fine Art in Pennsylvania in the early 1980’s. The piece is presented under glass in a metal and wood Kulicke-type museum frame with the image flush to the frame, measuring a total 25 x 25 inches. The serigraph has not been examined out of its frame. This serigraph closely resembles Olympics 1976, printed in 1975 (shown below).

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Georges Schreiber – Equilibrium (circa 1960-1965)

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This black and white lithograph (circa 1960-1965) by Georges Schreiber (1904-1977) a well-listed American artist, is titled Equilibrium and was published by Associated American Artists. This mid-century modern image exemplifies Schreiber’s surrealistic, abstract, modernist style that dominated his later artistic life.

The piece is displayed under glass in a gold and black wooden frame with glass. The image is signed by the artist in pencil, and the piece features a standard AAA label on verso. The lithograph is matted to 10 by 14 inches in a white mat, and the total size of the piece is 17 by 21 inches. The lithograph is in good condition with even toning throughout and no foxing.

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