John P. Heins
8 x 10 in.
Wood engraving, c.1935, edition about 25. Signed in pencil. Published by the Federal Art Project, WPA, NY. In good condition printed on thin paper with a watermark, Basingwerk Parchment; full margins. Included in the exhibit of the Meyer Family Collection, New York Federal Art Project, at Buffalo University, NY, 1998. Wehlen is located in Germany in the state of Saxony, situated on the right bank of the Elbe river.
7-7/8 x 9-7/8 in.
Etching, 1931, probably an edition of 100 or less. Signed in pencil. ALC 102. Printed on wove paper with full margins; tack holes in the outer edges of the margins from stretching and drying the paper after printing. Selected for Fine Prints of the Year, 1931, pl.78.
United States Supreme Court in Session-1937
14-1/2 x 19 in.
Lithograph, 1937, edition 15/50. Signed, titled, and numbered in pencil. Dedication inscription in pencil, "To Charles Morgan who tried and tried and tried." Charles Morgan was the founder of the Artists Color Proof Associates along with Albert Carman and Jean Charlot. Printed on wove paper with full margins.
The members of the Court from left to right are, Owen Roberts, Pierce Butler, Louis Brandeis, Willis Van Devanter, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, James McReynolds, George Sutherland, Harlan Fiske Stone, and Benjamin Cardoza.
On the Way to Coney Island
11-3/4 X 13-7/8 in.
Lithograph, 1936, probably an edition of 25. Printed on wove paper with full margins and a watermark, Rives. Sheet size: 16 x 22-3/4 in. Published by the Federal Art Project, NYC WPA. In good condition other than minor soiling in the outer margins.
During the WPA era the artist signed his works, Ben Hoffman. In later years,
his original name, Benjamin Abramowitz,
Mabel Wellington Jack
14-3/4 x 9-1/8 in.
Lithograph, c.1935-42, edition about 25. Signed on the stone, lower right; signed and titled in pencil. Numbered 21 in pencil, lower right corner of margin.
Published by the "Federal Art Project
NYC WPA," with their ink stamp, lower left. Printed on wove paper with full margins and a watermark, Rives. Sheet size: 17-1/8 x 11-1/2 in. In good condition other than a professionaly repaired tear in the lower left corner of the margin and slight discoloration in the outer extremities of the lower margin. Included in the exhibit of the Meyer Family Collection, New York Federal Art Project, at Buffalo University, NY, 1998. Illustrated in the catalogue, p.14.
Provenance: Meyer Family Collection Prints from the New York Federal Art Project, University of Buffalo Art Gallery.
Jack used the lithographic process to create a softly shaded composition showing the ferry during commuter hours.
She recorded 20 prints for the WPA Federal Art Project during the Depression.
10 x 11-3/4 in.
Lithograph, 1937, supposedly an edition of 200, but probably much less after announcing
he had joined the Communist Party. Done while receiving a Guggenheim fellowship in 1937. Signed and dated on the stone, lower left corner.
Printed on wove paper with watermark, France. Published by the American Artists Group. Not signed in pencil as usual.
Selected for Fine Prints of the Year, 1938, pl.77.