Abstract lithograph by Brazilian artist Fayga Ostrower, signed and numbered 28/30 and dated 1958 at lower left. Mounted in the original rosewood frame. Fayga Perla Ostrower was born in Lodz, Poland in 1920, and died in Rio de Janeiro in 2001. Her family, who were Jewish (Krakowski), moved to Germany in 1924, and fled to Belgium in 1932; they emigrated to Brazil 2 years later. Fayga married Heinz Ostrower, a German historian/philosopher, and they had 2 children. She studied drawing at the Brazilian Ass'n of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, and graphic arts at the Getulio Vargas Foundation. In 1948 she had a solo exhibition at Itapetininga Gallery in Sao Paolo. Her early style echoed the work of German expressionist Kathe Kollwitz. She went on to exhibit throughout Brazil and abroad. In 1952, she rec'd a Fullbright Scholarship and went to study at the Brooklyn Museum. During this time, she began to be greatly influenced by the works of Paul Cezanne, and her work took a turn past cubism into abstraction. Her work is hung in the major museums of Brazil and also in Europe and the Americas. She rec'd the Nat'l Grand Prize for Engraving at the 1957 Sao Paolo Biennale; the Internat'l Prize at the 1958 Venice Biennale; and awards at the Florence, Mexico and Buenos Aires Biennales. She lectured at Spellman College, Atlanta, and at Slade School of Fine Art, London. She was president of the Brazilian Ass'n of Arts 1963-66, and was an honorary member of the Academy of Art and Design in Florence. She rec'd the Brazilian Order of Cultural Merits in 1997.
Stunning Japanese woodblock diptych print titled Willow, numbered 16/175. Woodblock double print. Fine layers of paper incorporated in the design. Handmade embossed paper margins: floral at top and bottom and wood grain at sides. Originally acquired by Dunn and Bradstreet for their museum collection.
Salvador Dali EA (artist's edition) colored woodcut engraving "The Dwellers of Prato, Hell Canto 15" from The Divine Comedy Suite, published 1965, signed lower right, EA edition of the artist on lower left. The Divine Comedy suite consists of 100 color woodcut engravings, one for each stanza or canto, created between 1960 and 1964, after 100 watercolors painted between 1951 and 1960. The original B F H Rives watermark is shown in one photograph. This woodcut engraving was created after the watercolor that illustrated the 15th stanza or canto. The work is referenced at number 1064 in the 1960 catalogue raisonné by Ralf Michler and Lutz W. Lopsinger. Measures 10 x 13 inches. In the mid 1950s, the Italian Minister of Culture commissioned Salvador Dalí to illustrate Dante’s "Divine Comedy," to be published in 1965, in 6 slipcased volumes, in honor of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s birth in Florence in 1265.
Richard Claude Ziemann etching Maple Leaves and Vines, 1978-80, signed lower right. Excellent condition. The silver leaf frame measures 30.25 x 38 inches and the sight area measures 29.5 x 21.5 inches. Richard Claude Ziemann was born in 1932. He is the foremost etcher-engraver of landscapes in America. He received in BFA and MBA from Yale University; and he has taught at Yale, Lehman College, and Hunter College, CUNY, where is Professor Emeritus. He was artist in residence at University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Notre Dame, and Dartmouth College. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant, Tiffany Foundation Grant, and National Institute of Art and Letters Grant. Mr. Ziemann lives and creates new works at his home in Chester, CT. His work is displayed in America's major museums including the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; The Library of Congress, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery. Solo exhibitions include Manchester Community College, CT; Rhode Island College, Providence; Jane Haslem Gallery, DC; Alpha Gallery, Boston; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, , Brooklyn Museum of Art, Francis Kyle Gallery, London, Peter Rose Gallery, NYC.
The Ancient Chappel adjoining to the Bishops Palace at Hereford, Vetusta Monumenta. Lettered above image top right corner: "Vol. I. P. XLIX", within image below frame top centre with "1737" and the title, on ribbon hanging from frame on left: The Western Front of the Bishops Chappel / call'd St. Magdalen's.", on ribbon hanging from frame on right: "A Plan of the Chappel / underneath St. Magdalen's.", on ribbon on bottom of frame in centre with information about the building over three lines, and below coat of arms outside frame: "Sumptibus Soc. Antiquar. London. 1738."; lettered on plan of chapel with dimensions.. The chestnut frame measures 18 x 20 inches and the engraving measures 12 x 15 inches. The condition is quite good with just some minor foxing. There is another copy of this in the British Museum, acquired in 1850.. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques. For hours of operation and directions go to www.BranfordAntiques.comIf you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com...... We also offer a consultation service www.AntiquesConsultant.com,..... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com.