Our Mixed Winter Show is now on view at The Old Print Gallery. Stop by our Georgetown shop to see these stunning original 20th century and contemporary prints.Mixed Winter Show

Contemporary, Early 20th Century, Gallery Openings, Prints

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Abstract, Citiscapes, Contemporary, Early 20th Century, Figurative, Prints

Mixed Winter Show

Bowsprit. By Rockwell Kent. Wood engraving, 1930. Edition 120. Image size 5 5/8 x 6 15/16" (137 x 177 mm). Signed in pencil.

Bowsprit. By Rockwell Kent. Wood engraving, 1930. Edition 120. Image size 5 5/8 x 6 15/16″ (137 x 177 mm). Signed in pencil.

From November 20th through February 12th, the Old Print Gallery will display a new selection of prints from emerging and established printmakers, pulling from both our 20th century and contemporary print collection. This showcase of prints will exhibit a variety of printmaking techniques, and range from representational to abstract in theme. Just in time for the 2015 Holiday Season, this eclectic and impressive mix will have original artwork available at all price points, with prints desirable to the seasoned art collector as well as those looking to break into the market.

Selected Artists: Alexander Archipenko, Albert W. Barker, Philip Bennet, Matt Brown, Asa Cheffetz, Robert Cook, Michael Di Cerbo, Werner Drewes, Richard Florsheim, Eric Goldberg, Rockwell Kent, Richard Lubell, Heather McMordie, Frederick Mershimer, Jake Muirhead, Karima Muyaes, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Matt Phillips, Emilio Sanchez, Gerald Scheck, Ellen Nathan Singer, Benton Murdoch Spruance, and Lawrence N. Wilbur.

To see the prints included in the show, click here.

Nude Woman. [Untitled.] Ilse Schreiber-Noll. Color woodcut, 1991. Edition 5. Image size 16 78 x 13 1/4" (428 x 337 mm).

Nude Woman. [Untitled.] Ilse Schreiber-Noll. Color woodcut, 1991. Edition 5. Image size 16 78 x 13 1/4″ (428 x 337 mm).

Impossible Dreams. Ilse Schreiber-Noll. Color woodcut, 1991. Edition 5. Image size 16 7/8 x 12 7/8" (428 x 327 mm).

Impossible Dreams. Ilse Schreiber-Noll. Color woodcut, 1991. Edition 5. Image size 16 7/8 x 12 7/8″ (428 x 327 mm).

In the Hill Country. (Vermont). Asa Cheffetz. Published by Associated American Artists. Wood engraving, c. 1943. Edition 250. Image size 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches.

In the Hill Country. (Vermont). Asa Cheffetz. Published by Associated American Artists. Wood engraving, c. 1943. Edition 250. Image size 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches.

Celebration #2. Philip Bennet. Watercolor monotype, 2014. Ed 1/1. Image size 10 x 13 3/4".

Celebration #2. Philip Bennet. Watercolor monotype, 2014. Ed 1/1. Image size 10 x 13 3/4″.

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Aquatint, Charcoal Drawing, Color Linocut, Color Woodcut, Drawing, Etching, Figurative, Lithograph, Pencil Drawing, Prints, Watercolor

“20th Century People” to Open in September

Untitled. [Young Girls.] Marion Greenwood, Lithograph, c. 1940. Edition unknown.  Image size 110 1/8 x 11 7/8" (257 x 302 mm). LINK.

Untitled. [Young Girls.] Marion Greenwood, Lithograph, c. 1940. Edition unknown. Image size 110 1/8 x 11 7/8″. LINK.

The Old Print Gallery’s new fall show, 20th Century People, will open on Friday, September 18th, with an opening reception from 5-7pm. The exhibit is a compendium of “people in prints” by some of the most celebrated 20th century American printmakers. Working and creating in a time when the art world was pushing towards abstract expressionism and modernism, these print artists stayed rooted in a sort of inherent figural humanism. With an exquisite ability to convey emotion through the anatomy of the human figure, the artists used their pencils, woodblocks, and burins to capture an arresting gaze, a fleeting moment between individuals, people at work, at play, and deep in thought. Seen together, these prints offer a glimpse of 20th century America, while also reminding viewers of our shared human condition. The show will remain on view until November 14, 2015.

Any Lobsters Today? Gordon Grant. Lithograph, 1946. Edition 250. Image size 9 1/8 x 12 inches. LINK.

Any Lobsters Today? Gordon Grant. Lithograph, 1946. Edition 250. Image size 9 1/8 x 12 inches. LINK.

Selected Artists: Peggy Bacon, Albert W. Barker, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Abe Blasko, Ernest Fiene, Emil Ganso, Gordon Grant, Marion Greenwood, Irwin D. Hoffman, Martin Lewis, Charles W. Locke, James Penney, Robert Riggs, John Sloan, Bruce Waldman, Max Weber, and Anders Zorn.

Click HERE to see the prints included in the show. 

Single Strap Hanger. ISabel Bishop. Etching, 1950, printed 1981. Edition 25. Image size 8 1/4 x 3 1/4". LINK.

Single Strap Hanger. Isabel Bishop. Etching, 1950, printed 1981. Edition 25. Image size 8 1/4 x 3 1/4″. LINK.

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Charcoal, Early 20th Century, Landscapes, Lithograph, Portraits, Prints

Albert W. Barker (1874-1947)

Clouds. Albert W. Barker. Charcoal drawing, 1920. Image size 9 7/8 x 13 15/16" (252 x 355 mm). LINK.

Clouds. Albert W. Barker. Charcoal drawing, 1920. Image size 9 7/8 x 13 15/16″ (252 x 355 mm). LINK.

Today we are exploring the work of artist Albert W. Barker (1874-1947). A resident of Rose Valley, Barker’s scenes depict the farmlands of southeastern Pennsylvania through loss of farmland, early industrialization, and the Great Depression.

Barker was born on June 1, 1874 in Chicago.  In 1890, Barker began classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied charcoal drawings, as well as met his future wife Bess Morot. From 1903 to 1913 he taught at the School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia, before returning to study at the University of Pennsylvania. A lover of the classics and archaeology, in 1921, Barker received his Ph. D in Greek archaeology.

Barker’s first attempt at printmaking was etching, but he was unsatisfied with both the manner of image creation and his results. In 1926, Barker began collecting nineteenth century French lithographs; an infatuation with the medium quickly prompted him to try his hand at creating his own lithographs.  He studied with Bolton Brown, the master lithographer of the day, learning the subtleties of drawing on limestone and printing his own editions. He advanced quickly, and was soon writing essays and articles on the lithographic technique. In 1930, he published “Lithography for Artists.”

Barker’s early charcoals and lithographs are predominantly landscapes, sometimes dotted with barns or early farm equipment. By the mid-1930s, his prints include portraits of the farmers and workers of the land he loved so much. Not limited by his stark black and white palate, Barker instead filled his prints with atmosphere. The clouds reach and fill the outer limits of the print’s image, and with subtle gradation, his grassy hills stretch out in an unyielding expanse. Printing in a sort of monochromatic realism, his farm scenes show the strenuous, yet quiet life of his neighboring farmers. Barker’s prints are a tribute to the beauty of the Pennsylvanian landscape and the family farm in a time when he saw both slipping away, threatened by industrialization and the financial choke hold of the Depression.

Click here to see all available lithographs and original charcoals by Barker, currently in our gallery inventory.

Landscape (untitled).  Albert W. Barker. Charcoal drawing, 1905. Image size 13 7/8 x 9 1/2" (353 x 243 mm). LINK.

Landscape (untitled). Albert W. Barker. Charcoal drawing, 1905. Image size 13 7/8 x 9 1/2″ (353 x 243 mm). LINK.

Catskill Mountains, Nightfall. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, c.1928. Image size 10 15/16 x 7 3/4" (278 x 197 mm). Edition 51. LINK.

Catskill Mountains, Nightfall. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, c.1928. Image size 10 15/16 x 7 3/4″ (278 x 197 mm). Edition 51. LINK.

The Upper Meadow. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1929. Image size 7 13/16 x 11" (199 x 278 mm). Edition 76. LINK.

The Upper Meadow. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1929. Image size 7 13/16 x 11″ (199 x 278 mm). Edition 76. LINK.

Young Maples.  Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, c.1929. Image size 10 13/16 x 7 3/8" (275 x 182 mm). Edition 50. LINK.

Young Maples. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, c.1929. Image size 10 13/16 x 7 3/8″ (275 x 182 mm). Edition 50. LINK.

The Stone Crusher. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1930. Image size 7 x 5" (177 x 127 mm). Edition 50. LINK.

The Stone Crusher. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1930. Image size 7 x 5″ (177 x 127 mm). Edition 50. LINK.

The Barn. Albert W.  Barker. Lithograph, 1930.  Image size 8 x 7 3/16" (203 x 182 mm). Edition 35. LINK.

The Barn. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1930. Image size 8 x 7 3/16″ (203 x 182 mm). Edition 35. LINK.

The Outlying Farm. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1930. Image size 4 3/4 x 6 7/8" (120 x 144 mm). Edition 100. LINK.

The Outlying Farm. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1930. Image size 4 3/4 x 6 7/8″ (120 x 144 mm). Edition 100. LINK.

The Sheep-house. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1931. Image size 9 13/16 x 6 9/16" (250 x 167 mm). Edition 35. Inscribed in stone lower right indistinctly "A. W. B." LINK.

The Sheep-house. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1931. Image size 9 13/16 x 6 9/16″ (250 x 167 mm). Edition 35. Inscribed in stone lower right indistinctly “A. W. B.” LINK.

Stony Pasture. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1931. Image size 11 x 7 7/8" (279 x 199 mm). Edition 35. LINK.

Stony Pasture. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1931. Image size 11 x 7 7/8″ (279 x 199 mm). Edition 35. LINK.

The Shop. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1931. Image size 9 3/4 x 8 11/16" (247 x 220 mm). Edition 30. LINK.

The Shop. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1931. Image size 9 3/4 x 8 11/16″ (247 x 220 mm). Edition 30. LINK.

Churning.  2nd Stone. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1932. Image size 13 7/16 x 10 7/16" (341 x 265 mm). Edition 40. Inscribed in stone lower right "A.W.B. 1932." LINK.

Churning. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1932. Image size 13 7/16 x 10 7/16″ (341 x 265 mm). Edition 40. Inscribed in stone lower right “A.W.B. 1932.” LINK.

In the Day's Work.  Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, c.1934. Image size 8 1/8 x 6" (206 x 152 mm). Edition 59. Printed on chine colle. LINK.

In the Day’s Work. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, c.1934. Image size 8 1/8 x 6″ (206 x 152 mm). Edition 59. Printed on chine colle. LINK.

Stubble Fire. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1935. Image size 8 9/16 x 11 1/16" (217 x 293 mm). Edition 32. Printed on chine colle. LINK.

Stubble Fire. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1935. Image size 8 9/16 x 11 1/16″ (217 x 293 mm). Edition 32. Printed on chine colle. LINK.

Tenant House.  Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1937. Image size 4 5/16 x 6" (110 x 152 mm). Edition 50.  Printed on chine colle. LINK.

Tenant House. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1937. Image size 4 5/16 x 6″ (110 x 152 mm). Edition 50. Printed on chine colle. LINK.

The Enchanted Meadow. Albert W. Barker.  Lithograph, date unknown. Image size 6 3/4 x 9 13/16" (172 x 250 mm). Edition 70. Some impressions printed in sepia ink. LINK.

The Enchanted Meadow. Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, date unknown. Image size 6 3/4 x 9 13/16″ (172 x 250 mm). Edition 70. Some impressions printed in sepia ink. LINK.

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Aquatint, Contemporary, Drypoint, Early 20th Century, Etching, Lithograph, Monoprint, Monotype, Prints, Silkscreen, woodblock print, Woodcut

2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: The Abstract Admirer

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Abstract Admirer copyHere are our picks for the abstract admirer, who is drawn to artwork which takes some liberties, altering color and form to free itself from objective context. Reshaping the natural world for expressive purposes, abstract art is created through the  suggestive strokes of the monotype brush and free line of the etching needle. The abstract admirer revels in the freedom of shifting interpretations, seeing and feeling new things every time they look at their print. See our gift suggestions, taken from our early 20th century and contemporary collection, for the abstract admirer.  Enjoy!

Modernistic (for E.W.) Shifting Winds. By Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1930. Signed in pencil, inscribed "65 -/6." $300.00

Modernistic (for E.W.) Shifting Winds. By Albert W. Barker. Lithograph, 1930. Signed in pencil, inscribed “65 -/6.” $300.00

To Be Received Again. By Heather McMordie. Lithograph with collagraph, on Stonehenge paper, 2012. Titled and signed by artist in print.  Edition 2/6. $350.00

To Be Received Again. By Heather McMordie. Lithograph with collagraph, on Stonehenge paper, 2012. Titled and signed by artist in print. Edition 2/6. $350.00

Water 1. By Judy Mensch. Woodblock, 1998. Seven blocks, ten passes, eight colors.  Signed in pencil. Inscribed "3/3." $300.00

Water 1. By Judy Mensch. Woodblock, 1998. Seven blocks, ten passes, eight colors. Signed in pencil. Inscribed “3/3.” $300.00

Night Passage. By Richard Sloat. Etching and aquatint, 2008. Inscribed "2/70." $350.00

Night Passage. By Richard Sloat. Etching and aquatint, 2008. Inscribed “2/70.” $350.00

Sea Anemones. By Joan Krash. Solarplate etching, monoprint on Rives BFK paper, 2010. Inscribed "monoprint."  Framed by artist. $275.00.

Sea Anemones. By Joan Krash. Solarplate etching, monoprint on Rives BFK paper, 2010. Inscribed “monoprint.” Framed by artist. $275.00.

Head of a Traveler. By Adja Yunkers. Color woodcut, 1952. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Inscribed "184/225." $1,200.00

Head of a Traveler. By Adja Yunkers. Color woodcut, 1952. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Inscribed “184/225.” $1,200.00

Blur. By Philip Bennet. Oil-based monotype, 2011. Inscribed "1/1." $550.00

Blur. By Philip Bennet. Oil-based monotype, 2011. Inscribed “1/1.” $550.00

Fury. By Alessandro Mastro-Valerio. Aquatint, c.1952. Signed in pencil.  16/25. $200.00

Fury. By Alessandro Mastro-Valerio. Aquatint, c.1952. Signed in pencil. 16/25. $200.00

Line, Rope, Ladder - Alone. By Brad Widness. Etching, aquatint, drypoint, polymer image, chine colle on Sommerset Satin. Inscribed "A/P (unique)." $500.00

Line, Rope, Ladder – Alone. By Brad Widness. Etching, aquatint, drypoint, polymer image, chine colle on Sommerset Satin. Inscribed “A/P (unique).” $500.00

Far. By Masaaki Noda. Silk screen, 1986. Inscribed "85/98." $300.00.

Far. By Masaaki Noda. Silk screen, 1986. Inscribed “85/98.” $300.00.

Check back soon for more great gift ideas- for everyone on your list. To view other 2012 gift guides, see below:

All sales can be made in store or over the phone. We also ship prints and maps, flat and insured, using FedEx 3 Day Shipping. Our gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am to 5:20pm. The number at the gallery is (202) 965-1818.

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