Etching of the famous Chicago River surrounded by the classic skyscrapers, signed in the plate and dated 1927 at lower right, by the listed artist OTTO J. SCHNEIDER (1875-1946). The print does not appear to be pencil signed. Note the fine detail and the 1920's automobiles in the image at right corner. Schneider was born in Illinois and is most closely associated with that state. He exhibited at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904, and the Panama Pacific Exposition of 1915. He was a student at the Academie Julian in Paris, the Art Students League in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. Art historian William Gerdts including Schneider in the three volume set "Art Across America", a detailed work on the artists who worked the various regions of the United States. In the old style, the mat has been affixed (glued down) on top of the print, so if there is a pencil signature it might be hidden. Otherwise the condition is good, other than overall paper browning and a fox mark at far left. Measurements are 8 3/4" by 11 1/4" inside the mat, 12 1/2" by 16 1/2" as framed.
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