Professionally framed and double matted, this signed original lithograph measuring 22 ¼” x 19 ¼” depicts a stereotypical Texas scene that was fantasized in the 1930s. The image measure 14” x 10 ½”. From 1936 to 1939, Schreiber made several trips across the United States painting scenes characteristic of American life in every state, and this lithograph is the one he did for Texas.
Born in Brussels, Belgium in 1904, Georges Schreiber was a well-known American Scene painter at the height of his career in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1928, when he came to the United States, Schreiber contributed his drawings and cartoons to most of New York's daily papers to support himself. He set up a studio on West 14th Street and was represented by Brownwell-Lampson until 1931. Later, he was represented in New York by ACA Galleries and Associated American Artists Gallery, and Stendhal Galleries in Los Angeles.
These paintings were exhibited at Associated American Artists so successfully that they sold before the show opened. Because of his success, Schreiber to purchased a home on Martha's Vineyard, where his neighbor and good friend was Thomas Hart Benton. Schreiber became a regular exhibitor at exhibitions held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art.
From 1941 to 1945, Schreiber was commissioned by the United States Army and Navy to do a series of works, which included War Bond posters. In 1958, Schreiber joined the faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York, and in 1964 he was artist-in residence at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.
Schreiber died in New York in 1977. Among the collections with works by Georges Schreiber are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of the City of New York, Brooklyn Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Newark Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Library of Congress, White House Library, Toledo Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Bibliothéque Nationale, and the Museum of Tel Aviv.
The lithograph appears to be in excellent condition with no foxing or tears. The frame, made of rough-textured wood, does have one large splinter on the top.
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Signed Original Lithograph “In Texas” by Belgian/American Artist Georges Schreiber