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Gordon H. Grant (1875-1962).
"Boats to Let." Lithograph, 1945. Signed in pencil. Published by Associated American Artists. Edition 250. Image size 9 1/16 x 12" (23 x 30.7 cm).
Includes the original AAA label.
Gordon Grant - Painter, illustrator, author and etcher - was born in San Francisco on June 7, 1875. When he was twelve, his parents, who were from Ireland and Scotland, sent him to school in Scotland. He embarked on a four-month journey on a Glasgow square-rigger, sailing the Atlantic Ocean. During his voyage he developed a life long fascination of the sea and sailing ships.
From the start of his career, his artwork included scenes of the sea, ships and sailors. In 1901 an exhibition was held of his watercolors at the Salmagundi Club in New York. He was also a member of the American Watercolor Society, Society of Illustrators, Allied Artists of America, New York Society of Painters, New York Watercolor Club, and American Federation of Artists. Beginning in the early 1920's he exhibited his marine paintings and watercolors at the Grand Central Galleries in New York. He also started to make etchings and won first prize at the Chicago Society of Etchers in the early 1930's. From the late 1930's to the beginning of the 1950's his lithographic prints established his reputation as a printmaker. He continued to have annual watercolor exhibitions and produced paints for Associated American Artists.
Good condition, single fox mark within the image. Original AAA hinges still present in the upper margin corners.