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Samuel L. Margolies (American, 1897-1974) aquatint and etching, "Builders of Babylon," 1937, depicting construction workers atop a steel I-beam with the New York City skyline below. Pencil signed in the lower right margin. Published by the Associated American Artists, New York, edition of 250. Matted and framed in a chrome colored metallic frame. Sheet -17" H x 13 1/2" W. Sight -14 3/4" H x 11 1/4" W. Framed - 22 1/2" H x 18 1/2" W. Provenance: Private Alabama Collection. Artist biography (Courtesy of AskArt): Etcher, painter, teacher, writer, and lecturer Samuel Margolies was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 10, 1897. He studied at the Cooper Union Art School in New York City, the National Academy of Design, and with V. Perard. He was a member of the Society of American Etchers, American Printmakers, American Veterans Society of Artists, and the American Artists Congress. Margolies exhibited at the New York World's Fair in 1939, Mineola N. Y. State Fair, 1935 (prize); and the Queensboro Society of Allied Arts and Crafts in 1936 (prizes) and 1937 (prize). His work is in the Society of American Etchers, the Library of Congress and various embassies and federal buildings in Washington D. C. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)


Overall very good condition with light toning, no damage. Tape remnants on back of sheet. No alterations detected with black light.

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Samuel L. Margolies Industrial Etching, Builders of

Estimate $4,000 - $4,500Jan 27, 2018