Clay Banks. c. 1950. Lithograph printed in colors. 13 3/4 x 19 13/16 (19 x 23 5/8). Edition 15. Printed on the full sheet of white wove paper, with deckle edges. Signed, titled and annotated in pencil. A glowing impression of this scarce print. $250.
The clay banks of the Hudson were famous for the brick industry that exploited this natural resource for more than 200 years.
Born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Heckman came to NYC in 1915 and divided his time between there and Woodstock for the rest of his life except for 1929, when he studied in Leipzig. Married to concert violinist Florence Hardeman. Position: teacher, Hunter College, 1930-58; Teachers College Summer School, Woodstock, 1930s. Author: Paintings of Many Lands and Ages. He was a member of the Woodstock Art Association; and was also part of the Works Progress Administration Federal Arts Program in New York City, doing etching and block printing. He was influenced by Cubism and Expressionism.
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