1962 Herbert Katzman Abstract Signed Color Lithograph on Rives Chicago NY Guggenheim Fellow Fulbright Scholar In MOMA Winner of Krasner Pollock Foundation's Krasner Award Mid-Century Modern MCM AbEx Abstract Expressionist
Richard Stedman Estate Services LLC proudly presents their inaugural Las Vegas office auction Saturday, March 1st at 9am Pacific Time featuring works on paper, fine prints and editions from six artist's estates, the liquidated storage inventories of three former galleries and works from estates and private collections including Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada and New York including Las Vegas, Manhattan and Palm Beach. This will be an online-only event conducted live from Clark County, Nevada.
Rives French paper marker's watermark. Hand signed and dated 62 in pencil lower right. Unmatted and unframed.
Size: 11 x 22 inches within the compositional area and is printed on an approximately 16 1/8 x 26 1/8 inch paper sheet
Provenance: Inventory liquidation of a closed Southern art gallery circa 2005.
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In as discovered in an estate condition, no conservations, has long but light to moderate creasing to all corners and edges however while a large diagonal crease travels through the signature area and there are creases on all sides within rectangular area of composition most of creasing does not enter into actual lines of the artwork save for three short spaced but parallel creases disrupting the paper surface at lower middle of composition area that has rightmost crease within the compositional lines, scattered surface dirt and rubs mostly out towards the edges, paper hue has evenly mellowed to off white commensurate with age, there's a small pin hole at middle right outside of artwork that may be a printing registry anchor and it's near two very small edge imperfections. Many collectors of vintage design furnishing with original art could mat and enjoy with only lower right crease a distraction but the print collector or museum would have this conserved.
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About the Artist:
A Chicago-born (January 8, 1923) and educated Expressionist artist, Herbert Katzman was noted for his unique, textured paintings as well as sculpture. When Herbert was 11, his mother died, and he and his older brother Bob were raised by their father and a housekeeper. The brothers attended St. John's Military Academy for their elementary education, but Herbert soon discovered that he wanted to study art despite the objection of his father. He put himself through school working as a student janitor and a few other odd jobs. At 17 he entered the Advanced School of the Art Institute of Chicago, his interest having turned from sculpting to painting. Katzman served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1944, went on to continue his studies thereafter, and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1946. He received a traveling Scholarship Award and moved to Paris, France, where he met his future wife. During his four year European stay he traveled extensively in Italy, the south of France, England, Scotland, Czechoslovakia, Holland and Belgium. Scenes from these countries became subjects for numerous landscape paintings. While in Ostend, Belgium he arranged for a meeting with the Belgian artist James Ensor, who sat for a drawing that Katzman made of him. The family moved to New York City in the 1950s and the artist took on odd jobs to support his family. He became a member of Edith Halpert's Downtown Gallery, and in 1952 was was selected by the Museum of Modern Art to participate in it's Fifteen American's show. This was followed by many group and one-man shows. In 1955 he received a Fulbright Grant, which allowed him to move to Florence, Italy for a year where he painted many landscapes of his surroundings and made numerous small sculptures modeled in wax and cast in bronze. Upon his return to New York in 1956, he found work as a teacher of painting at the School of the Visual Arts, New York. For the next decades he painted landscapes and portraits, sculpted and created large drawings in chalk. Katzman's work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. In 1968, he was the recipient of a 1968 Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 2002-2003, a Lee Krasner Award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. In November 2010, the Museum of the City of New York held a solo exhibition of Kastman's city paintings: Glorious Sky: Herbert Katzman's New York. Herbert Katzman died in his studio on October 15, 2004. Sources include: herbert-katzman-museum website, highbeam website, information provided by Bert Tyler, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, December 2010 [As edited from the AskArt online database].
Estimated Size and Weight Once Packed:
30 x 30 x 2.5 inches
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