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Drawing what people were doing was Aaron Sopher's forte. His satirical prowess with pen and ink was astonishing, whether at social, political, sporting events, local restaurants, or summers at the beach. Sopher's sketchpad deals with the human situation, its comedy, tragedy, and ordinary tasks. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1905, and studied at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Sopher did illustration work as a freelance artist for the Baltimore Sun, the New Yorker, Collier's, Judge, The New Masses, and Vanity Fair. Working with pen and India ink, and never leaving home without his sketchpad, he portrayed the American people for fifty years during the Great Depression, World War II, the Beatnik era, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam conflict. On the day of his death, the city of Baltimore proclaimed an official day of mourning for Sopher, featuring a special television program and tributary obituaries in all the newspapers. (Resource material gathered from, Falk, Peter Hastings, Aaron Sopher, Satirist of the American Condition, Sound View Press, 1991)



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Aaron Sopher

American (1905-1972)
Removing the Inaugural Stand
10-1/4 x 14-1/2 in.

Pen and black ink with gray ink wash on heavy wove paper, 1937. Signed, dated, and titled in ink, lower left.


$500.
Removing the Inaugural Stand



Aaron Sopher

American (1905-1972)
Pier 6, Pratt Street, Baltimore
4-3/4 x 7-1/4 in.

Pen and black ink with gray ink wash on paper, mounted on gray board, c.1937. Signed and titled in ink, lower left. Framed.


$250.
Pier 6, Pratt Street, Baltimore



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