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WILLIAM GROPPER (1897-1977)
Three lithographs. Paul Bunyan. 343x226 mm; 13 1/2x8 7/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 193. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. 1939 * Rip Van Winkle. 340x225 mm; 13 3/8x8 3/4 inches, full margins. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil, lower right. 1945 * Finn McCool. 335x225 mm; 13 1/4x8 7/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil, lower right. 1947. 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.