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Under Brooklyn Bridge . c. 1932. Etching. 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 (sheet 11 5/8 x 13 1/4). A rich impression printed with plate tone on cream wove paper. Unsigned; titled in pencil in the margin. $275.
Wall Street and Trinity Church. c. 1925. Etching and drypoint. 13 3/8x 7 1/8 (sheet 15 3/8 x 8 5/8). A rich impression printed with plate tone on cream laid paper. Signed in pencil. $850.
The Arthur Williams Estate. c. 1916. Etching and drypoint. 4 3/4 x 9 (sheet 8 x 10 7/8). Water stain in the lower margin, wwll outside the image. A rich impression printed on dark cream wove paper. Signed and annotated 'A Williams Home N. York Edison Co' in pencil. $250.
Dark House (Phildadlphia). c. 1932. Aquatint. 10 1/4 x 11 (sheet 12 5/8 x 15 1/2). A rich impression printed with plate tone on cream wove paper. Unsigned; annotated 'Dark House (Aqua)' in Horter's hand. Another proof is in the Library of Congress. $400.
Junk Shop (Philadelphia). 1932. Aquatint. 10 1/16 x 13 (sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2). Awarded the Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan 3rd prize, Art Institute of Chicago, March 24 - May 15, 1932. A subtle tonal impression printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $275.
The Kitchen (New Orleans). c.1932. Etching and aquatint. 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 (sheet 14 1/2 x 11 7/8). Published by Associated American Artists. Prize: Philadelphia Print Club. Illustrated: Beall,American Prints in the Library of Congress, page 223; Showalter, Mad for Modernism: Earl Horter and His Collection. Signed in pencil. . Signed in pencil. $395.
Earl Horter was born in 1881 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Philadelphia. A superb draughtsman and techingian, he was a largely self-trained artist who spent most of his adult life and career in New York.
In 1910 Earl became a member of the Society of Illustrators. In the 1920s, he was on the staff of N.W. Ayer, the largest graphic design agency in Philadelphia. In 1916 Horter left New York to Philadelphia to work at N.W. Ayer and Sons. He also traveled to Europe several times, summered in Rockport, Massachusetts. Throughout the 1930s, he taught at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art and at Tyler School of Art.
In 1915, he was awarded a Silver Medal from the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. The artist exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1932, where he was awarded the Etching Prize; and at the National Print Exhibition of the Philadelphia Print Club in 1933, and 1938, where he was awarded prizes in both years.
He died in 1940 and the Whitney Museum honored him with a retrospective exhibition in 1978. In 1999 the Philadelphia Museum of Art staged an exhibition of his own works together with works he had collected ("Mad for Modernism: Earl Horter and His Collection").
Prints $200 and under.
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