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[African-American woman playing a guitar, sitting with a child beside her on the porch of a weathered farm shack.]
1938. Black and white lithograph, 12 x 8 3/4 inches on linen-weave unwatermarked paper, approximately 14 x 11 inches. Signed in the stone ?"J.V.?" and in pencil along the lower edge of the image ?"Joseph P. Vorst 1938?" where it is also numbered in pencil ?"23?-28?". Joseph Vorst was born in Essen, Germany, and studied art there before coming to the United States in 1930. Settling in the St. Louis area, he studied with, became a friend of, and was much influenced by Thomas Hart Benton. This very strong image decidedly shares the character of Benton?'s expressionist style and Depression-Era subject matter. Besides producing a small body of print work, Vorst painted murals in the WPA program, did portraits and other painting, published illustrations in Esquire, and taught art at Jefferson College in St. Louis. Glazed and framed. A very good copy of the print.
      [Bookseller: Bartlebys Books]
Last Found On: 2015-07-07           Check availability:      Biblio    


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