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Levon West

Born in Centerville, South Dakota, West received his education at the University of Minnesota. He became interested in etching and studied with Joseph Pennell at the Art Students League in New York. Pennell was so impressed with West he gave him the etching tools that Whistler had left to him. West became popular as an etcher when the New York Times published his print of Lindbergh's plane, "Spirit of St. Louis." After the Depression ruined the print market he turned to color photography, working with Life magazine and the Saturday Evening Post, publishing his photographs under the name of Ivan Dimitri. The majority of his etchings deal with the Rocky Mountain and Northwest area showing the struggles of man with weather and loneliness. These images are eloquently printed with large areas carefully wiped for tonal value.



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Levon West

American (1900-1968)
Dust
9-1/8 x 13-5/8 in.

Etching and drypoint, 1929, edition 33/100. Torrington 125. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left; signed, numbered, and titled in pencil. Collector's red stamp, lower right corner, HW. Printed on wove paper with watermark of an elaborate crown. Full margins.


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Dust



Levon West

American (1900-1968)
The White North
8-1/8 x 13-3/4 in.

Etching and drypoint, 1931, number 22 of an edition about 100. Not in Torrington. Signed and numbered in pencil. Printed on laid paper with a watermark of a fleur-de-lis, surmounted by a crown. Full margins.


$575.
The White North



Levon West

American (1900-1968)
Breezy Point
12-3/4 x 8-1/8 in.

Etching and drypoint, 1927, edition 13/100. Torrington 80. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right; signed, numbered, and titled in pencil.


$375.
Breezy Point



Levon West

American (1900-1968)
Stern Christiania
8-3/8 x 14-1/4 in.

Etching and drypoint, 1933, edition 100. Signed in the plate, "Levon West, Colorado, 1932." Signed and edition noted in pencil. Printed on laid paper with an indiscernible watermark. Full margins.


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Stern Christiania



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