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Old Woman Sewing or New England Granny 2

Old Woman Sewing or New England Granny 2

Joseph Margulies - American - 1896-1984
$250 unframed - Edition: 250

A highly awarded American painter, etcher and lithographer, Joseph Margulies came to the United States from Austria at an early age. He studied first under the great master of lithography and etching, Joseph Pennell (1857-1926) at the
Art Students’’ League, New York, from 1922 to 1925. Margulies then continued his artistic education at the National Academy of Design and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Lastly he completed an apprenticeship with Maynard Waltner
in Vienna.

For the following five decades Margulies excelled in every artistic medium. Whether in etching, lithography or in painting he established himself as one of the greatest portrait artists in America and was commissioned to execute the
portraits of presidents and other distinguished individuals.

American museums that include his original etchings and lithographs in their permanent collections are the Metropolitan Museum, New York, Yale University, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institute. Old Woman Sewing is a remarkable example of Margulis’ art in the demanding medium of the soft ground etching. Like most of Margulis’ etchings, this informal study captures so much more of the soul of the sitter than the more formal commissions.

During the 1950’s and 1960’s many of the artist’s etchings were published by the Associated American Artists of New York in limited editions of 250. From its creation in the mid 1930’s, the A.A.A. published original graphic art from such
great masters as Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Reginald Marsh and many others.

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