Arthur Heintzelman US Etching Kleemann Galleries

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Arthur Heintzelman US Etching Kleemann Galleries


Etching on laid paper, 1929; edition of 90. Entitled "Le bibliophile." Signed by Arthur William Heintzelman (American, 1891-1965) with edition notation in the lower margin in pencil. Kleemann Galleries label with inscribed title on verso. Image size: 9.9 x 8.0 in. (25 x 20.3 cm.). Sheet size: 16.1 x 13.4 in.(41 x 34 cm.) Born in Newark, New Jersey, Arthur William Heintzelman was a painter, etcher, copyist, teacher, and curator. Raised in Providence, Rhode Island, he first studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he subsequently taught, and also in Europe. The Heintzelmans made their home in France and subsequently in Switzerland from 1921 until 1934, when they returned to the United States. Already widely respected as a printmaker prior to his departure for Europe, he became internationally famous during his years abroad and was - and is - regarded as one of the greatest etchers of the Twentieth Century. In appreciation for his contribution to French art and culture, he was named to the Legion of Honor by the French government. Following his return to the United States, Heintzelman became the first Keeper of Prints at the Boston Public Library and served there from 1941 to his retirement in 1960, and also headed the Fine Arts department of the Rhode Island School of Design. He was awarded numerous international prizes for his etchings, and his works are found in museum collections through the US and Europe. Heintzelman belonged to numerous professional associations both here and abroad. He lived and worked in Boston, Marblehead, and Rockport, Massachusetts and in New York City. He died at Rockport, Massachusetts. LITERATURE: American prints in the Library of Congress: a catalog of the collection compiled by Karen F. Beall (Baltimore: John Hopkins Press, 1970, p. 204). Etchings and lithographs by Albert Sterner (Kleemann-Thorman Galleries, New York City, 1934). PROVENANCE: Kleemann Galleries (Circa 1930s, New York, United States). Private estate (Connecticut, United States)
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