Allen Street El

Bernard Brussel-Smith

Allen Street El', 1941, chiaroscuro wood engraving (grey and black), edition 140. Signed, titled, and numbered 84/140 in pencil. Signed and dated in the block, upper right. Image size 4 x 6 1/16 inches (102 x 165 mm); sheet size 10 x 11 1/2 (254 x 292 mm). A superb, finely-detailed impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (2 5/8 to 3 1/4), in excellent condition.

Exhibited and reproduced: 'American Scene Prints', Ball State University Museum of Art, Indiana, 2010.

Collections: Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Ball State University Museum of Art, Denver Museum, Fairleigh Dickinson University Friendship Library, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, New-York Historical Society, Yale University Library.

One-person exhibitions of work by Bernard Brussel-Smith (1914-1989) include Galerie St. Jacques, Collonges-la-Rouge, France, 1969 and 1970; Musée Ernest-Rupin, Brive, France, 1976; the Olthuysen Ateliers, Rotterdam, Holland, 1978; the Madison de la Siréne, Collonges-la-Rouge, 1979; the Katonah Library, New York; the Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California, 1980; the Galerie Maas, Rotterdam, 1981; and the Bethesda Art Gallery, Maryland, 1982.

A retrospective of the artist’s work was held at Fairleigh Dickinson University Library in Madison, New Jersey, 1983. In the summer of 1988, the Sterling Library of Yale University mounted a show of the artist’s graphic work to honor his donation of a comprehensive archive of prints and most of his blocks. And in 1989, a memorial exhibition was held at the Galerie St. Jacques, Collonges-la-Rouge, France.

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4 x 6 1/16 inches