1930s

1934 ~ J. J. Lankes “Elm Tree in Aurora”

J. J. Lankes

8.25″ x 6″ image. Wood Engraving on Japanese Vellum. Printed by Canfield and Tack.
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Julius John Lankes (1884 – 1960) was born in Buffalo, New York. After graduating from the Buffalo Commercial and Electro-Mechanical Institute in 1902, he worked as a draftsman. Lankes continued his art studies at the Art Students’ League of Buffalo and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. His work was primarily in woodcut and was heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and by William Morris. Lankes was an illustrator, artist, author and college professor at Wells College in Aurora, New York. He illustrated works for many authors including Robert Frost, Sherwood Anderson and Beatrix Potter. Many museums and institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, have collected his prints.


1935 ~ Christopher Murphy “Joe Street, Savannah”

Christopher Murphy

4.5″ x 9.5″ image. Etching.
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Christopher Murphy, Jr. (1902 – 1973) was born in Savannah, Georgia and received his art education at the Art Students’ League of New York, the Beaux Arts Institute, and the Telfair Academy of Savannah. He was an artist and teacher and is best known for his etchings of Savannah. Murphy was a member of the Tiffany Guild, served as Vice President of the Savannah Art Club and was President of the Georgia Association of Artists. His etchings won many awards and were widely exhibited in museums, including the Albert and Victoria Museum, London and the Art Institute of Chicago.


1936 ~ Thomas Nason “Haddam Farm”

Thomas Nason

4″ x 5″ image. Line Engraving on Copper.
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Thomas Nason (1889 -1971) was born in Dracut, Massachusetts. He was an engraver, etcher and illustrator. Nason is best known for his wood-block prints of the New England landscape. A member of the Society of American Etchers and an associate of the National Academy of Design, Nason is represented in the Library of Congress, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Chicago Art Institute and Bibliotheque National, Paris, among others.


1937 ~ Henry C. Pitz “Maine Fisherman”

Henry C. Pitz

9″ x 10.75″ image. Lithograph.
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Henry C. Pitz (1895-1976) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was a scholarship student at the Pennsylvania Museum School, in Philadelphia. He was an artist, illustrator, author, editor and teacher. Pitz wrote and illustrated many well-known books. Henry became an editor and writer for the monthly magazine, American Artist. His work can be found in many collections and institutions, including the New York Public Library and the Los Angeles Museum.


1938 ~ Samuel Chamberlain “The Hospital at Santa Cruz, Toledo”

Samuel Chamberlain

9″ x 7.25″ image. Drypoint.
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Samuel Chamberlain (1895 – 1975) was born in Cresco, Iowa. He was educated at the University of Washington, M.I.T. and continued his studies in Europe at the Royal College, London. An accomplished etcher, lithographer, writer, teacher and lecturer, Chamberlain received many awards, such as the Guggenheim Fellowship for study in etching in 1926. He specialized in architectural illustration and photography.


1939 ~ Ernest Watson “Tide Out, St. Ives”

Ernest Watson

7″ x 9″image. Color Linoleum Block Print.
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Ernest Watson (1884 – 1969) was born in Conway, Massachusetts. He received his education at Massachusetts College of Art and an Art Education degree from the Pratt Institute, where he later taught. Watson was an artist, teacher and author of numerous art books. He co-founded the Berkshire Summer School of Art and was art editor of Scholastic Magazine. Many museums and institutions, including the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library, have collected Watson’s work.


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