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"Art Curb Market" Print

New York city life
Painter and printmaker Don Freeman was a versatile artist who also illustrated books. With a kindly but satirical humor, he often depicted groups of people busily engaged in their own worlds. His most popular print subjects included politics, art, the New York theatre, and the Hollywood movie industry. Freeman studied etching with John Sloan (1871-1951) at the Art Students League in New York, but by the 1930s he switched to lithography, the printmaking process that best captured his fluid drawing style. He inscribed this print, sometimes known by its alternate title "Washington Square Outdoor Art Show," to his mentor Sloan. Freeman’s work represents an example of lithography used for fine art, as well as constitution part of an artist’s print collection.

Don Freeman (1908-1978)
John Sloan (1871-1951)
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