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Eugene Higgins

Eugene Higgins was born in Kansas City, Missouri of Irish immigrant parents. His mother died when he was four years old, leaving him in the care of his father, a stonecutter, who greatly admired the works of Michaelangelo and Millet. This influenced the artistic style of Higgins, who went on to Paris and studied at the Academe Julian and Ecoles des Beaux-Arts where he learned the art of etching and monotype. His work is considered social realism, influenced by old masters. While growing up, Higgins, experienced a great deal of human tragedy which formed the basis of his art work. Considered to be the artist of the poor, homeless, and less fortunate, he portrayed them in a compassionate and sensitive manner. His answer for portraying the poor was "...they are most interesting and real...the poor appeal to me because of their dignity." Higgins lived in New York and maintained a summer home in Lyme, Connecticut, becoming a member of the Lyme Art Association. His works are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Modern Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Milwaukee Art Institute, and the British Museum in London. During a Higgins exhibit at the Grand Central Galleries, New York, an art critic said, "...he is still the old Eugene Higgins-simple, monumental, powerful, succinct, direct and always poetic." Reference: Vincenza Vicello, director, Fine Art Collection, St.Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut, from the exhibition catalogue "Eugene Higgins, Artist of Honor," 1997.



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Eugene Higgins

American (1874-1958)
The Tunnel Dwellers
8-3/8 x 6 in.

Etching, 1918, edition 75. ALC 220. Signed and edition noted in pencil. Printed on heavy paper with watermark, Normandy Vellum. Full margins. Exhibited at the American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1926, as part of their Fifty Prints of the Year, 1926.


$450.
The Tunnel Dwellers



Eugene Higgins

American (1874-1958)
The Wounded Tree
5-1/2 x 6-3/8 in.

Drypoint, 1919, edition limited but unknown. ALC 237. Signed in pencil.


$275.
The Wounded Tree



Eugene Higgins

American (1874-1958)
Family at Supper
8 x 5-5/8 in.

Monotype, c.1920. Probably one impression only. Unsigned. Provenance: [ex-collection, Kennedy Galleries, New York]


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Family at Supper



Eugene Higgins

American (1874-1958)
Woman Sewing
9-1/2 x 8 in.

Charcoal on heavy wove paper with watermark, c.1920's. Unsigned. On reverse side a charcoal drawing of a woman carrying a large pail.


$500.
Woman Sewing



Eugene Higgins

American (1874-1958)
Girl Walking with Dog
12-1/4 x 9-1/2 in.

Charcoal pencil and colored chalk on laid paper, c.1925. Signed in pencil, lower right.


$650.
Girl Walking with Dog



Eugene Higgins

American (1874-1958)
The Rent Bill
6-1/4 x 4-1/4 in.

Etching, 1913, edition 75. ALC 180. Printed on heavy wove paper. Signed in pencil.


$400.
The Rent Bill



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