"Arching Elms", circa 1945, by Gordon Grant. Signed in pencil. Original lithograph print executed for the Associated American Artists, edition of 250. The plate area measures 9 x 11.25 inches. Condition is good with slight toning, trimmed margins, and a single brown spot near the bottom on the left side. No holes, tears, or water stains. This work is secured to the original mat with tape along the back edges. The mat measures 18 x 14 inches. Also included is the original AAA label which appeared on the back of the original frame (frame was discarded due to poor condition). In all, this is a great example of this title for your collection.
Gordon Hope Grant was born in San Francisco in 1875. He studied at Lambeth and Heatherly Art School in London. He was an associate member of the National Academy of Design, a member of Allied Artists of American, Society of American Etchers, Chicago Society of Etchers, American Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Club, California Print Makers and the Salmagundi Club. He exhibited with these institutions, winning prizes on many occasions and received a medal at the Paris Salon of 1937. A prolific painter and illustrator as well as a lithographer and etcher, Grant's work is represented in the collections of the Kendall Whaling Museum; Mystic Seaport Museum, New York Historical Society; Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York Public Library; Joslyn Museum; Library of Congress; US Naval Academy and the White House. He died in New York in 1962.