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Kerr Eby

Kerr Eby was born in Tokyo, Japan, the son of Methodist missionaries. He studied at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn and the Art Students League in New York. Eby was part of the Cos Cob artist colony in Connecticut and became good friends with Childe Hassam, assisting and instructing him in the technique of etching. During World War I he was assigned to a camouflage unit with the Army Engineers and did drawings and etchings of the action, which were later published by Yale University, 1936, in the book War. It showed his anti-war feelings and was dedicated by Eby, "To those who gave their lives for an idea, the men who never came back" His etchings of New England and early days in Europe display his feeling for beauty and good design. His artistic beliefs and creations can be seen in his statement, "Design, first, last, and always." Once again, in World War II, he served as a combat artist with the Marines in the South Pacific. His health started to fail due to a tropical disease he contracted while living with the troops in the jungles of Bougainville, the Solomon Islands. As a result, he was never able to complete his etchings of World War II. Kerr Eby was the oldest man to land at Tarawa at the age of 54.



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Kerr Eby

American (1889-1946)
A Southern Unit
4-1/2 x 6-1/2 in.

Etching, 1919, edition 50. Guardina 33. Signed in the plate, lower right, and in pencil. A notation in pencil, lower margin, “This edition was about 50 I think. K.E.” “To Miss Elizabeth Houghton with all good wishes-Kerr Eby.” Printed on laid paper with full margins. Illustrated in The Print Collector’s Quarterly, Feb. 1939, p.88


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A Southern Unit



Kerr Eby

American (1889-1946)
Dawn, the 75’s Follow Up
9 x 12-3/4 in.

Drypoint, 1919, edition about 75-90, (final state, II/II). Guardina 28. Signed in pencil. Illustrated in War, Kerr Eby, Yale University Press, 1936.


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Dawn, the 75’s Follow Up



Kerr Eby

American (1889-1946)
Digging Clams
8-1/4 x 12-1/2 in.

Etching, 1931, edition 350. Giardina 163. Signed in pencil. The 22nd presentation print of the Chicago Society of Etchers for their subscribers.


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Digging Clams



Kerr Eby

American (1889-1946)
Black Sails, Brittany
9-3/4 x 9-1/4 in.

Etching and sandpaper ground, 1932, edition 100, (final state, III/III). Giardina 172. Signed and edition noted in pencil. Printed on laid paper with a watermark, Dard Hunter. In excellent condition with full margins; deckle edges on all four sides.


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Black Sails, Brittany



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