Martin Lewis (1880-1961)
"Ha'nted." Drypoint and sandground, 1932. Signed in pencil. Edition 100, recorded impressions 107. Image size 13 1/4 x 9" (33.6 x 22.7 cm).
The location is likely Newtown, Connecticut, as one impression is inscribed "Walnut Tree Hill." During this period Martin Lewis lived on Walnut Tree Hill Road in Sandy Hook.
The Prints of Martin Lewis. A Catalogue Raisonne. Paul McCarron #100.
Martin Lewis is considered one of the greatest American printmakers of the first half of the twentieth century. He used his superb sense of composition and his technical skill as a master printmaker to create images of New York City and rural Connecticut that are as captivating today as they were in the late 1920’s when he was first recognized as an important artist. He was one of the first printmakers to sell out an edition of a print during an exhibition, and many of his etchings and drypoints sold out in a few months. Martin Lewis spent most of his life living in New York City after arriving from Australia. However, he did travel to Europe and lived briefly in Japan and rural Connecticut.
Overall good condition, save for minor mat line and discoloration at sheet edges. Glue remains in outer edge of the top margin. A beautiful rich impression.