An example of the large color lithograph print "Winter Harvest", published 1981 in an edition of 950 examples, pencil signed at lower right margin by the noted Alaskan artist FRED MACHETANZ (1908-2002). This example is numbered 803/950. The supremely patient, stoic Eskimo woman stands above a hole in the ice, and the fish haul is laid out on that ice. The print measures 20 1/2" by 32" inside the mat (one of the artist's larger prints) and 30" by 41" as framed. Machetanz was a native of Ohio, and received art education at the Art Students League in New York and in Chicago. When still young he went to Unalakleet to visit an uncle. Machetanz was so taken by the landscape, people and wildlife that he decided to remain in Alaska. He served in the US Navy in World War II in the North Pacific theater, eventually going on to write a history of this campaign. A one man show of his art in 1962 launched the art career, and today he is widely known for his sensitive, accurate attention to the Alaskan subject matter. American Artist magazine named him artist of the year in 1981. Machetanz was named to the Alaska Hall of Fame and was granted an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree by the University of Alaska, and was named Alaskan of the year in 1977. Original paintings by the artist have fetched to about the $35,000 area at auctions (one, at the market peak in 2007, brought $78,000). This print is in excellent, clean condition. As the print is framed behind Plexi and not glass, shipping will be safe and easy.