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Gerald K. Geerlings

Gerald Geerlings was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from the School of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania he traveled to London to study etching at the Royal College of Art with Malcolm Osborne and Robert Austin. He is one of the few American artists who served in World War I and World War II as an officer in both the European and Pacific theaters. In 1934, Geerlings participated in a contest sponsored by the Chicago World's Fair and won first prize for his drypoint, "Grand Canal, America." He is well-remembered for his bold aquatints and etchings of Chicago and New York, which, suggest a sense of romanticism in the subdued lighting and darkness of night. Geerlings less than 60 prints in various graphic mediums are published in a catalogue raisonne by Joseph Czestochowski. He died in Connecticut in 1998, at the age of 101. Reference: Czestochowski, Joseph, Introduction in The Old Print Shop Portfolio, Volume 54, Number 4. Williams, Reba and Dave, Graphic Excursions: American Prints in Black and White, 1900-1959, p.143.



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Gerald K. Geerlings

American (1897-1998)
Grand Canal, America
11-7/8 x 8-7/8 in.

Etching, 1933, edition 100. Signed in pencil. The Twenty-fourth publication of the Chicago Society of Etchers as a presentation gift for their subscribers, with their embossed seal, lower left. Illustrated in Graphic Excursions, 1900-1950, Reba and Dave Williams, 1991, pl.42.


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