Jun 30, 2022 - Sale 2611

Sale 2611 - Lot 105

Price Realized: $ 1,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
The Dead-Line.

Lithograph, 1923. 305x275 mm; 12x11 inches, full margins. Edition of 32. Signed and inscribed "The Strikers" in pencil, lower margin and signed by the printer, Bolton Brown, in pencil, lower left. A very good impression. A very good impression.

Bellows (1882-1925) was part of the second generation of Aschan School artists. Born in Columbus, Ohio he worked as a commercial illustrator as a student at The Ohio State University from 1901-04. After Ohio State, he moved to New York where he studied with Robert Henri and soon became associated with the Aschan artists. He depicted scenes of everyday life in New York that were rooted in realism. He started making lithographs in 1916 and revived interest in the medium as at the time etching was the preferred printmaking method. Lithography gave him a steady stream of income to provide for his family and also grew his popularity as an artist.

Bellows based this lithograph on a 1913 photograph of onlookers following a mining disaster at Courtney, Pennsylvania. Mason 148.