Lithograph of the head of a young woman, circa 1952, the print measuring 11" by 8 1/2" inside the mat, 19 1/2" by 15 1/2" framed, pencil signed at lower right and signed in the plate at lower left, by the noted American artist FREDERIC TAUBES (1900-1981). An original Associated American Artists label on the reverse gives the title, "Head of a Girl". Taubes was born in Lvov, Poland. The disruptions of World War I caused his family to flee to Vienna. By 1920 he was studying at the Bauhaus, experimenting with the modern styles taught there. By mid century, Taubes was a well known artist in America, painting society portraits and much sought after by museums and galleries. His fame is said to have peaked in the mid 1940's. At that time he published some of the some 40 "how to" books on painting, the original, 1944's "Oil Painting for the Beginner", said to be still in print. Taubes was a lecturer and teacher at a number of institutions. He is credited with having taught another generation of artists that followed. This print has some uneven browning, as shown, though the camera seems to accentuate this.
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