Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 129

Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000

FRANK BESEDICK (1913-1987)

Moonlight Tragedy, New York.
Etching. 175x126 mm; 7x5 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately 25. Published by the New York WPA, with the "New York City WPA Art Project" stamp, lower left. Circa 1935.

A very good impression.

Besedick's artistic career showed early promise as he was awarded a scholarship from Scholastic Magazine to attend Vesper George Art School in Boston. Besedick also attended the National Academy of Design in New York and won a scholarship to study at the Tiffany Foundation on Long Island. From 1938 to 1939 he created prints for the WPA. During World War II, Besedick created illustrations for the Fourth Armored Division which were published. Besedick became a commercial artist after the war.