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Isabel Bishop was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and studied with Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Guy Pene du Bois at the Art Students League in New York. She established a studio in Union Square, which was home to many artists. These artists and the area became known as the "Fourteenth Street School." Subject matter was plentiful and contained people from all walks of life, the savory to the unsavory. Bishop, is one of the few interpreters in art of the New York working girl's life and looks. From her studio window in New York's Union Square she observed the everyday working girl, sympathetically, but not sentimentally. Every print by Bishop is a figurative study. The casualness, mannerisms, and split-second gestures of her subjects, all seem to have an informal charm when displayed in her studies of life in the Square. Isabel Bishop did more than seventy prints over a sixty-year period, working six days a week in her Union Square studio. Teller, Susan, Isabel Bishop : Catalogue Raisonne, New York, 1981. Johnson, Una E. American Prints and Printmakers, New York, 1980, pp.46-51.



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Isabel Bishop

American (1902-1989)
Fourteenth Street Oriental
5-3/4 x 3-7/8 in.

Etching, 1950, edition 33/50. Teller 45. Signed and numbered in pencil. Printed on wove paper with watermark, Rives. Full margins.


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Fourteenth Street Oriental



Isabel Bishop

American (1902-1989)
Girls at Counter
6 x 4-1/4 in.

Etching and aquatint, 1984, edition 39/75 (final state, II/II). Teller 81. Signed and numbered in pencil. Printed on wove paper with watermark, Rives. Full margins.


$400.
Girls at Counter



Isabel Bishop

American (1902-1989)
Girls Sitting in Union Square Fountain
5-7/8 x 4-7/8 in.

Etching, 1936, one of a small number of proofs printed by the artist. Teller 21. Signed in pencil. An excellent impression with full margins and deckle edges all around. Considered to be the artist's most popular and rarest print; the plate was never reprinted. The rubber stamp of the Collectors of American Art, NYC, on the verso. The gallery was located on West 57th Street, NYC. Illustrated in A Treasury of American Prints, Thomas Craven, 1939, Simon and Schuster, NY, pl.12. Titled as School Girls.


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Girls Sitting in Union Square Fountain



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