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RAYMOND STETH (1917 - 1997) Summer Sermon.
Lithograph on cream wove paper, circa 1940. 168x248 mm; 6 1/2x9 3/4 inches, full margins. Edition of 35. Signed, titled and numbered 35 in pencil, lower margin.
Raymond Steth joined Dox Thrash at the Federal Art Project in the Philadelphia Fine Print Workshop in the fall of 1939. According to Dr. Leslie King-Hammond in her essay Black Printmakers and the WPA, "Steth, working primarily in aquatint and carbograph, produced a powerful series of studies that reflect deeply and often critically on Black life and culture in America. ... Steth was a master of content and commentary."