Across the Potomac

Earl Horter

Across the Potomac
Aquatint, 1930
Signed and titled in pencil
Annotated: “Imp” for impression printed by the artist
Note: The Washington Monument in the distance
"Born in 1881 in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Horter gained his earliest experience in the graphic arts working for a stock certificate engraver. He later made a living as an illustrator and commercial artist, working for the advertising agency of N.W. Ayer. At the same time, he privately created etchings of architectural subjects. Horter eventually left behind his commercial practice to pursue painting in oil, watercolor and aquatints. By the 1930s he began teaching at the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, University of Pennsylvania Night School, the Graphic Sketch Club and the Tyler School of Fine Arts of Temple University. Major museums that acquired Horter's artworks included the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Chicago Art Institute and New York's Metropolitan and Whitney Museum."
Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

9 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches