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Liberty. c. 1940. Lithograph, 13 3/8 x 9 3/8 (sheet 16 x 121/16). Edition of 50. #30. A ricly-inked tonal impression printed on cream wove paper with full margins. Signed and annotated 'No 30' upper left; signed in pencil lower right. $2,250.
Little Church Around the Corner. c. 1930. Lithograph. 10 5/8 in. x 8 3/8 (sheet 15 x 12). Edition c. 50. A tonal impression printed in black ink on off-white wove paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. $2,000.
The Pulitzer Fountain: Evening. c. 1930. Lithograph. 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 (sheet 16 1/8 x 12 1/4). A tonal impression printed on cream-colored wove paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. $2,000.
Arc de Triomphe in Snow (Napoleon's Triumphal Arch). c. 1930. Lithograph printed in blue ink. 11 1/4 x 9 7/16 (sheet 16 x 12). A tonal impression printed off-white wove paper with full margins. The blue/gray tones suggest the snow at early evening. Signed in pencil. Hoover has captured a charming winter scene. $2,000.
Ellison Hoover (1888-1955) was an American lithographer, illustrator and cartoonist. His lithographs are beautiful black and white representations of rural and urban landscapes complemented by faint, ghostly details, leaving much of the viewer’s imagination to wander and fill in ambiguous spaces. Hoover was also a very well known cartoonist for the New York Herald Tribune and the Brooklyn Eagle Newspaper, illustrating daily comic strips for a series titled “Mr. and Mrs.” From 1930 to 1947. He studied at the Cleveland School of Art and the Art Students League in New York.
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