Our new Past/Present post features two prints of Central Park by Emil Ganso and Art Werger. Born in Germany in 1895, Emil Ganso was an accomplished painter, wood engraver, and lithographer, specializing in still-lifes, landscapes and nudes. Largely self-taught, Ganso immigrated to the United States in 1912. He first worked as a baker, while pursuing his art on the side. He started showing his work by the mid-1920’s and by 1925, Weyhe Gallery began to represent Ganso which gave him the funds to spend his first summer in the art colony of Woodstock, New York in 1926. He settled in Woodstock the following year, benefiting greatly from the artistic company of George Ault, Doris Lee, Charles Rosen, and George Bellows. In the late 1920s and 1930s, Ganso also kept a studio at 54 West 74th Street, an artists’ building where Walter Pach and Theresa Bernstein had studios. This NYC studio was located just one block away from the west side of Central Park.
Art Werger grew up in the suburbs of New York where he developed a passion for drawing at an early age. After studying illustration and painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, he switched into the field of printmaking. Over the last thirty years, he has focused on etching, aquatint, and mezzotint, and has become an internationally renowned artist in those media- having received over 250 awards in national and international exhibitions. In 2012, he received the Award of the Rector at the International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland and the Prize for Full Correspondence between Technique and Imagery at the First International Mezzotint Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Werger, although known for his narrative and lyrical prints based on his suburban upbringing, has a series of cityscapes, with New York City as his inspiration. Intrigued by the interplay between city lights and cast shadows, Werger creates velvety rich prints of the day-to-day moments that play out in the city, including several of Central Park.
Image on Left: Pine Trees. (Trees, Central Park). Emil Ganso. Hard and soft ground etching, 1929. Edition c.35.
Image on Right: Follow. [Central Park, New York.] Art Werger. Mezzotint, 2005. Edition 100.
Posted in Prints, Early 20th Century, Contemporary, Mezzotint, Etching, Past/Present
Tagged Etching, mezzotint, Contemporary Prints, Early 20th Century Prints, Art Werger, Past/Present, New York City, soft ground, Emil Ganso, Central Park, hard ground etching, trees
Today we have a new Past/Present post for our blog readers, featuring two fashion prints. Although two different ages, one can only imagine the smartly-dressed woman shown in the 19th century print catching the eye and sketching pencil of Martin Lewis years later. The similarities - tightly curled hair, topped with a fashionable red hat- are too striking to ignore.
Image on Left: Un Fantaisie. Published by Jeannin, Place du Louvre, 20, Paris. Lithograph by Formentin & Co., after Compte Calix. Lithograph, hand-colored, undated.
Image on Right: Women with Red Hat. Martin Lewis. Pencil with color crayon, c. 1930. Stamped on verso “Collection of Lucile Deming Lewis”.
Posted in 19th Century Prints, Early 20th Century, Fashion, Lithograph, Past/Present, Pencil Drawing, Prints
Tagged 19th Century, Early 20th Century Prints, Fashion, Jeannin, Lithograph, Martin Lewis, Past/Present, Pencil drawing
Happy Mother’s Day from the Old Print Gallery
Mexican Madonna. (Mexican Mother.) By Irwin D. Hoffman. Etching, 1944.
Mother & Child. By Werner Drewes. Graphite on green paper, 1947.
Madonna and Child. By Thomas Handforth. Etching, c. 1928.
Mother’s Joy. Published by Currier & Ives, 125 Nassau St. New York. Lithograph, c.1865.
Greenland Mother Nursing Child. By Rockwell Kent. Lithograph, 1934.
Mother and Child. By Lily Harmon. Etching, c.1966.
Chleuh Mother. By Thomas Handforth. Etching, 1928.
Mother’s Joy. Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St., New York. Lithograph handcolored, undated.
Japanese Mother and Child. By Martin Lewis. Pencil drawing, undated c.1920.
Posted in 19th Century Prints, Contemporary, Drawing, Early 20th Century, Etching, Lithograph, Prints
Tagged 19th Century, Contemporary Prints, Currier & Ives, Early 20th Century Prints, Etching, Graphite, Irwin D. Hoffman, Lily Harmon, Lithograph, Madonna and Child, Martin Lewis, Mother, Mother's Day, Pencil drawing, Rockwell Kent, Thomas Handforth, Werner Drewes
The Old Print Gallery SHOWCASE
The Old Print Gallery Showcase, May 2013 edition, was published early this month. We have sent it to everyone on our mailing list, and they should expect to see it in their mailboxes within the week. We are very excited to be publishing our third catalog, and more importantly, very excited to give our collectors a glimpse into our inventory.
In this May edition, we cover a lot of territory. We give our readers a peak into our current ROSS/ROMANO show with several colorful collagraphs by the printmaking duo, John Ross and Clare Romano. We also highlight maps of the Chesapeake Bay, including a scarce, large scale sea chart by noted 19th century Baltimore publisher Fielding Lucas, Jr. Flip through our antique print selection and see several furry friends- prints of kittens and dogs pop up on pages 8 and 9. The last ten pages are a sampling of some new (to us) prints by contemporary and early 20th century printmakers- landscapes, still lifes, architectural details, and joyful and hushed moments offer an exquisite and varied selection for our collectors to peruse.
The May Showcase is available online- you can read it, download it, or email it to fellow art collectors and friends. See it here.
You can also email us with your mailing information, and we will add you to our list so you receive a hard copy of the next issue. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The prints in the showcase are all online, and can be purchased over the phone at (202) 965-1818 or in person in our Georgetown DC shop. We are open Tuesday- Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 5:20 PM.
Posted in Gallery Updates, Maps, OPG Showcase, Prints
Tagged cats, Chesapeake Bay, dogs, Fielding Lucas Jr., gallery update, kittens, maps, May 2013, OPG Showcase, prints, Ross/Romano, The Old Print Gallery
We have a whole handful of new prints in the gallery- by both contemporary and early 20th century artists. Here is a sneak peek of our newest inventory. To see more, stop by our Georgetown gallery. We have refreshed several of our stacks to showcase our recent additions. We hope you enjoy them!
Moonlight, Number One. By John Taylor Arms. Etching and aquatint printed in color, 1920.
Slow Train through Arkansas. By Thomas Hart Benton. Circulated by Associated American Artists. Lithograph, 1941.
Sun Dappled House. [Savannah, Georgia.] By Ellen Nathan Singer. Etching, 2008.
Laguna Veneta. By James McBey. Etching, 1926.
Forest nocturne II. By Robert Kipniss. Mezzotint, 2000.
Trotting Along. By Alice P. Schafer. Color linoleum cut.
Boats and Gulls. By John W. Winkler. Etching, 1960.
Greenland Courtship. By Rockwell Kent. Lithograph on zinc, 1934.
Honeysuckle. By Mabel A. Royds. Woodcut printed in color, 1935-38.
Delivery. By Art Werger. Etching and aquatint, 2013.
Ryder House, Truro (after Hopper). By Mary Teichman. Color etching and aquatint, 2012.
Posted in Aquatint, Color Linocut, Color Woodcut, Contemporary, Early 20th Century, Etching, Lithograph, Mezzotint, New Additions, Prints
Tagged Alice P. Schafer, aquatint, Art Werger, color woodcut, Contemporary Prints, Early 20th Century Prints, Ellen Nathan Singer, Etching, James McBey, John Taylor Arms, John W. Winkler, Linocut, Lithograph, Mabel A. Royds, Mary Teichman, mezzotint, New Additions, Robert Kipniss, Rockwell Kent, Thomas Hart Benton
Today we have a new Past/Present post for our blog readers, with two prints of a man and his horse. These two pairs of travelers are alike in their solitude and the prints are alike in their fantastical use of color. Blazing reds and oranges pop against the white snow in William Dickes’ The Horse Tamer, while Leo Frank’s color woodcut Man Leading Horse offers a rich palette of deep blues, purples, and greens.
Man Leading Horse is a new print for our gallery- it was acquired during this year’s Capital Art Fair, and is now visible on our website and in person at our Georgetown shop.
Image on Left: The Horse Tamer. William Dickes. Published London. Chromolithograph, c. 1870. Good condition and color.
Image on Right: Man Leading a Horse (Untitled). Leo Frank. Color woodcut, c. 1925. Good condition with original color. Fleck in paper (from paper making process). Signed in pencil.
Posted in 19th Century Prints, Chromolithograph, Color Woodcut, Early 20th Century, Past/Present, Prints, Woodcut
Tagged 19th Century, Chromolithograph, color woodcut, Early 20th Century Prints, horse tamer, Horses, Leo Frank, Past/Present, William Dickes