Medium: Ink on Paper Lithograph
Signed: Lower RIght # 2/25
Date Created: 1968
Dimensions with Frame: 31 1/4 x 24 1/4"
Condition: Very Good with slight waving to paper
Provenance: Estate of Daniel Friedenberg
Biography of the Artist:
Alexander Dobkin: Born in Italy, Alexander Dobkin moved to New York at an early age and studied at the City College of New York and at the Art Students League, under George Bridgeman and Jose Clemente Orozco. His first one man exhibition was held at New York's A.C.A. Gallery in 1935. He later exhibited at such major institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery and the Carnegie Institute. Dobkin also illustrated a number of fine books and taught for many years in New York at both the Educational Alliance and at the Art Students League. Today his original paintings and lithographs are included in the following collections; the Butler Art Institute, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Tel Aviv Museum, Israel, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institute.
Many of Alexander Dobkin's original lithographs deal with one of the artist's major themes -- his masterful examinations of the world of childhood. Confidence, like Dobkin's other fine studies, reveals the mystery and innocence of this all too short period of one's life.
Confidence was commissioned by the Associated American Artists of New York in 1959. The Associated American Artists was created in the mid 1930's and commissioned original graphic art from such great American masters as Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Reginald Marsh and many others. During the 1950's and 1960's it published lithographs and etchings by artists of no less distinction, such as, Jack Levine, Sidney Chafetz, Marion Greenwood and Alexander Dobkin.
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