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Bernhardt T. Wall (1872-1956), Mission Concepcion, 1929, etching, 10 x 12", frame: 15.5 x 17.5"

After studying at the Buffalo Art League, Bernhardt Wall began a career in lithography in 1889. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. He served in the Spanish American War in Cuba. About 1915, he decided to make etching his vocation. He then had studios in NYC, Houston (TX), Lime Rock (CT), and Sierra Madre (CA). He died in Sawtelle, CA on Feb. 9, 1956. As an historian, he specialized in famous people and historical events. He was the illustrator and author of Odyssey of the Etcher of Books, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson. Member: Sierra Madre Art Guild; Chicago Society.


Light foxing throughout; tidelines; surface rippled

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Bernhardt T. Wall (1872-1956), Mission Concepcion,

Estimate $250 - $450Aug 11, 2018
San Antonio, TX, USA
Auction Curated By:
Katy Alexander
Fine Art Specialist