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Earl Horter. 1881-1940.

New York

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Old Chinatown (New York). 1932. Aquatint. 10 x 12 1/4 (sheet 11 5/8 x 13 1/4). A rich impression printed with plate tone on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $275.

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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.

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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.

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The Arthur Williams Estate. c. 1916. Etching and drypoint. 4 3/4 x 9 (sheet 8 x 10 7/8). A rich impression printed on dark cream wove paper. Signed and annotated 'A Williams Home N. York Edison Co' in pencil. $250.

America: Philadelphia

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Candy Shop (Philadelphia). 1925. Etching. 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 (sheet 10 x 9 1/4). A rich impression with plate tone printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned; titled in pencil in Horter's hand. $250.

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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.

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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.

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[A Stroll in the Park, Philadelphia]. c. 1925. Etching. 6 3/46 x 12 3/4 (sheet 6 1/2 x 12 3/4). A rich impression printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $225.

Delaware

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The Church in Woodland Park. (Old Swede's Church, Wilmington, Delaware). 1925. Etching. 10 3/8 x 6 1/4 (sheet 12 1/4 x 7 7/8). A rich impression with plate tone printed on simili-Japon paper. Signed in pencil. $200.

Virginia

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Mount Vernon - Rear. c. 1930. Etching. 8 5/8 x 11 1/2 (sheet 11 1/4 x 15 5/8). Series: Historic Homes of Virginia A fine impression printed on cream wove paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed in pencil. $175.

Louisiana

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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.

Europe

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Archway, with Newsstand. (France). c. 1920. Etching. 5 3/8 x 4 (sheet 8 1/4 x 5 3/8). A rich impression with plate tone printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $100.

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Ponte Fabricio, Rome. 1924. Aquatint printed in colors. 6 1/4 x 5 5/8 (sheet 9 3/4 x 7). A rich, tonal impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $275.

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Earl Horter was born in 1881 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Philadelphia. He was a largely self-trained artist who spent most of his adult life and career in New York.
A superb draughtsman and technician, he was first employed as a commercial artist and learned engraving. Horter became a member of the Society of Illustrators in 1910. His work was primarily urban scenes of cityscapes and daily life, and in 1911 he released a collaborative book with Jerome Meyers and Joseph Pennell entitled An Illustrated Handbook of the City. In 1910 Earl became a member of the Society of Illustrators, which was a group of illustrators that founded the group in 1901 with the vision that, The object of the Soci. 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").

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