Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 28

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500


Three lithographs.
Swing Low Sweet Chariot, 1951 * Diogenes, 1952 * Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho, 1946. Each edition of 250. Each signed in pencil, lower right. Printed by George C. Miller, New York. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. Various sizes and conditions.

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.