Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 25

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500


Three lithographs.
Johnny Appleseed. 336x227 mm; 13 1/4x8 7/8 inches, full margins. 1941 * Joe Magarac. 340x221 mm; 13 3/8x8 3/4 inches, full margins. From American Folk Heroes. 1948 * Davy Crockett. 320x207 mm; 12 5/8x8 1/8 inches, full margins. Circa 1951. Each signed in pencil, lower right. Each from an edition of 250. Each printed by George C. Miller, New York. Each published by Associated American Artists, New York.

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.