A very rare offering of an original lithograph monoprint by the noted Philadelphia / New York artist Seth Hoffman. This is an original lithograph signed in pencil by the artist and titled "Across The River." The work is dated 1929. This work is believed to be the same monoprint titled "Across The River" exhibited by Hoffman in 1930 at the MacBeth Gallery, 15 East 57th Street, New York City. The show was titled "Monotypes in Black and White By Seth Hoffman", and was held from February 4 - 18, 1930. "Across The River" is listed as number 41 in the show's catalog. The MacBeth Gallery is well known for the many important American artists that exhibited there in the early part of the 20th century. Offered unframed. The plate area measures 8 ¾ by 5 ¾ inches. The paper size is 11 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches approximately. Condition notes: slight toning present around the plate area from a previous matting and paper residue present in the upper corners from a previous matting, neither detract from the viewable area. In all, this is a fantastic example of this hard to find artist's work.
HOFFMAN, Seth (1895-1948). Born Philadelphia, PA. Worked in NY. Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) with Philip Hale, Emil Carlsen, Daniel Garber, and others. Also studied at the Ecoles des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Was a member of the Woodstock Artists Association. Collections include the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Hoffman was known for his monoprints. Hoffman worked in Wisconsin (WI), Michigan (MI), New York (NY) and Pennsylvania (PA).
Hoffman is listed in Who Was Who in American Art: 1564-1975, Falk, Peter Hastings (editor),Sound View Press, 1999.