Feb 04 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2557 -

Sale 2557 - Lot 55

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200

WILL BARNET (1911-2012)


City Child (Air in the City, No. 2).
Etching. 277x351 mm; 10 3/4x13 7/8 inches, full margins. Signed, titled and numbered 19/60 in pencil, lower margin. 1938.

A very good, dark and richly-inked impression. Szoke 60.

Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, Barnet attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston from 1928-30. He later won a 3-year scholarship to the Art Students League, New York, where he focused on printmaking. Throughout his career, he mastered a variety of techniques, including etching, woodcut and lithography, such as the current lot. An extremely dynamic artist, Barnet changed his style significantly throughout his career. His earliest graphic works captured the social and economic despair which resulted from the Great Depression; during these years he also worked for the WPA, producing prints for the graphics arts division.