Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 122

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750

LOU BARLOW (1908-2011)

Wood engraving. 115x160 mm; 4 1/2x6 1/4 inches, wide margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin and inscribed "9" in the lower right corner. Published by the Works Progress Administration, New York. Circa 1935-43.

A very good impression.

Also known as Louis Breslow (he changed his name in 1951), Barlow was born in New York City and studied at the National Academy of Design in 1930. During the 1930s, he worked for the Public Works of Art Project and the Federal Art Project, spending time as a wood engraver in the Graphic Arts Division. The majority of his career was spent as a medical illustrator and designor of prosthetics (he also worked as a medical illustrator for the United States Army during World War II).