Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 187

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

KÁLMÁN KUBINYI (1906-1973)

Group of 4 etchings.
Self Portrait. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin * Doris. Signed, titled and numbered 1/100 in pencil, lower margin * The Fisher Bastion. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. Edition of 250. Published by the Cleveland Print Makers. 1934 * Nude. Signed, titled and numbered "IV" in pencil, lower margin. Various sizes and conditions.

Very good impressions.

Kubinyi was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1906 to Hungarian immigrants who arrived to the United States in 1901, and he spent the majority of his life and career in Cleveland. His early training was at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland School of Art. As he established himself as a professional artist, he became a member of the Cleveland School, a group of artists who rose to prominence in the area in the first half of the 20th century.

In 1930, he founded the Cleveland Print Makers who established the "Print-a-Month" club that commissioned artists such as Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889-1953) and Emil Ganso (1895-1941) to create prints for its subscribers. He oversaw the graphic arts division of the Works Progress Administration from 1935-1939 in Cleveland and then was chosen the lead the entire WPA program in the city.

He was married to the artist Doris Hall (1907-2000) with whom he started working in 1940s to establish a successful enamel studio.