Ann Nooney WPA Printer's Proof Lithograph NY Construction c. 1935 Printed by Will Barnet Unsigned


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This New York Construction scene is an original stone lithograph Printer's Proof by noted American WPA artist Ann Nooney - (1900-1964). It was printed by Will Barnet at the Art Students League in New York before the Limited Edition. It is not signed by the artist.

Title: New York Construction (untitled)
Artist: Ann Nooney - (1900-1964) - American artist
Technique: Original Stone Lithograph
Date Published: c. 1935
Signature: Not signed by the artist. With the pencil inscription "Printer's Proof" by the printer Will Barnet in the lower right corner of the sheet.
Edition Size: Printer's Proof before the Limited Edition.
Dimensions: Sheet size - 16 x 22-3/4 inches, Image size - 11-1/8 x 14-7/8 inches.
References: Ann Nooney was a WPA artist whose prints are in several major collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Chicago Institute of Art. This one is not titled. An example of this print is shown on the 1st Dibs art website where it was recently listed for $1200.00. This print came from the estate collection of Will Barnet who printed it at the Art Student's League in New York.
Condition: Very Good condition with only some light handling creases in the margins. This print has never been matted or framed.
Printing: A strong impression printed in black ink on cream Rives paper by Will Barnet at the Art Students League in New York.
Presentation: Unmatted and unframed. Blank on the back, not laid down. Because of its large size, we may ship this print rolled in a sturdy tube.
Description: Ann Nooney produced many lithograph prints and a few etchings for the Federal Arts Project of the WPA in New York during the mid 1930s. That was a booming time for construction in the city, and Nooney created many works of building sites. In this one two men next to a large crane appear to be working on the foundation for a building.

This is an excellent lithograph that is well composed, drawn, and printed. It would make a nice addition to a WPA collection.

Ann Nooney was born in New York. She studied art at the Art Students League with Will Barnet. Nooney's real life images of New York City during the building period of the mid to late 1930s were published by the WPA arts project. They can be found in many major museums.

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