Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 93

Price Realized: $ 975
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500


Manhattan Roofs.
Drypoint. 302x250 mm; 12x10 inches, wide margins. Edition of approximately 50. Signed in pencil, lower right. 1940.

A very good impression of this scarce print.

Born and raised in Hungary, Gross-Bettelheim lived in the United States from 1925-56. She studied at numerous institutions around Europe, including the Académie de Grande Chaumière in Paris, before moving to the United States where she lived in Cleveland and New York. During the 1930s, she produced prints for the Graphic Arts division of the WPA. A communist, she was a member of the John Reed Club and the American Artists' Congress. Her work often explored social and political issues. She returned to Hungary in the late 1950s.