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Spring Night, Greenwich Village by Martin Lewis

Spring Night, Greenwich Village

Martin Lewis

Harris Schrank Fine Prints (IFPDA)




Edition Size: 92

Sheet Size: 4x5 cm

Condition: Signed

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Martin Lewis (1881-1962), Spring Night, Greenwich Village- – 1930, Drypoint and Sand Ground.

McCarron 85. Edition 92. Signed in pencil. Titled in the artist’s hand, in pencil, in the bottom left sheet corner, recto. Signed in the plate, lower right.

Image size 9 7/8 x 12 3/8 inches (251 x 315 mm); sheet size 13 3/8 x 16 inches (340 x 406 mm).

A superb, richly inked, atmospheric impression, with overall velvety burr, on cream wove paper; full margins (1 3/4 to 1 7/8 inches)

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The Artist

Martin Lewis

Martin Lewis was born in Australia and came to America in 1900. He worked for a time in San Francisco painting stage decorations and came to New York in 1909. He was working first as an illustrator and made his first etching in 1915. He traveled to Japan where he lived and worked for a couple of years. He then returned to New York and his printmaking really came into its own. He was a technical magician with a great understanding of composition and a remarkable ability to draw on the plate. From 1944-1952 Lewis taught a graphic arts course at the Art Students League. He was friends with Edward Hopper and Hopper sought out his advice on making prints. According to the McCarron raisonné , Lewis editioned 147 prints between 1915 and 1953.

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