Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 194

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

WILL BARNET (1911-2012)

Strange Bird.
Lithograph on reddish orange wove paper. 252x338 mm; 10x13 1/4 inches, full margins. Edition of 300. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. Published by Laurel Gallery, New York. From Laurels Number One. 1947.

A very good impression. Szoke 94.

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. 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.