Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500


Three lithographs from Capriccios.
Pegasus * Crisis * Tornado. 412x310 mm; 16 1/4x12 1/4 inches (sheets), wide margins. Artist's proofs, aside from the edition of 50. Each signed by the artist's wife, Sophie, in pencil, lower right, and one inscribed "A.P" in pencil, lower left. Printed by George C. Miller, New York. Each 1953-57.

Very good impressions.

Gropper, born in New York, was a cartoonist and social realist painter who attended to the National Academy of Design (then the New York School of Fine Arts and Design). He worked briefly for the New York Tribune as a cartoonist before becoming involved in the communist party and spending a year in Moscow working at a Russian newspaper Pravda. Gropper produced three murals under the WPA, two in Freeport, New York in 1938 and one in Detroit, Michigan completed in 1941.