Pencil signed limited edition print, unframed, titled at bottom left margin "Minnesota Farm" and signed and dated at lower right by the by noted American WPA regionalist artist ADOLF DEHN (1895-1968). This lithograph sheet measures 12 3/4" by 16 1/4". The artist printed 100 copies ("100 prints" at lower left margin in his hand in pencil). This one has been abused in its lifetime, but, who knows how many of the one hundred remain, and in what condition they might be found. The image area has survived remarkably well, with a crease in the sky at right center, and water discoloration at right edge just entering the image. The great bulk of the damage is to the margins, and the condition there is poor----staining, torn and missing areas, foxing, wrinkling, and a dig. If you are a dealer this print is likely not for you. But if you are a collector, possibly even in Minnesota, and the rarity of the image and subject matter appeals to you, then you will be able to mat this to the point where you will actually have a very presentable image and signature area. Dehn was Minnesota-born and early on he received some art education at the Minnesota School of Fine Arts. Due to a scholarship he moved on to the Art Students League in New York City. Subsequent to that he was in Europe for a number of years, hanging with an intellectual, artistic crowd. During the Depression he was in poor financial straits, but during the 1930's, magazine illustration work increasingly came his way. By 1936 he had suspended his efforts in lithography in favor of watercolor works which tended to show farms,landscapes, and regionalist, or social realism subject matter. Later in life with increasing prosperity he was able to travel to the western United States and even abroad, in search of new subject matter. Today Dehn is remembered for his mastery of lithography (which he taught) and for his regionalist themes. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORKS OF ART NOW IN MY SHOP.
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