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The Angler

The Angler

George Elmer Browne - American - 1871-1948
Etching
$400 unframed - Edition: 250

A major early twentieth century American painter and etcher, George Elmer Browne studied art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Academie Julien, Paris, under Lefebvre and Robert-Fleury. Specializing in landscape and marine views, Browne developed a wide ranging reputation in both America and France. He was, in fact, decorated by the Government of France for his art. In the United States George Browne was a full member of the prestigious National Academy and of the Society of American Etchers. He also served as President
of the Allied Artists of America (1930).

In both his etchings and paintings, G. E. Browne is considered an important early American modernist. He never completely abandoned representational art in favor of abstraction however. His exploration of modern forms and structures is seen as an important development in twentieth century American art. Browne's paintings and original prints are included in such major collections as the Luxembourg Gallery, Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC.

The Angler was commissioned by the Associated American Artists of New York in 1936 in a sole limited edition of 250 impressions. Since its creation in the mid 1930's the Associated American Artists commissioned original graphic art from such great masters as Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Reginald Marsh, George Elmer Browne and others. It published etchings and lithographs of no less stature during the 1960's and 1970's as contributing artists included Robert Bero, David Shapiro, Jack Levine, Chaim Koppelman, Joseph Margulies, James Kearns, Gregory Masurovsky, Jack Coughlin and Sidney Chafetz. Browne's The Angler was one of the first etchings commissioned by this important publisher.

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