Stevan Dohanos Pencil Signed Woodcut Pigeon Roost Block Print 1932


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Title: Pigeon Roost
Artist: Stevan Dohanos - (1907-1994) - American artist
Technique: Original Woodcut
Signature: Signed and titled in pencil by the artist
Date Published: 1932
Edition: From a Limited Edition of 250 published by Cleveland Print Makers.
Dimensions: Sheet size - 8-5/8 x 10-1/8 inches, Image size - 5-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches
Condition: Excellent Condition without any flaws. Without age toning, foxing, tears, or creases.
References: Cleveland Print Makers
This print is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and can be seen on their website.
Printing: A strong impression expertly printed in black ink on off-white wove paper.
Presentation: Placed in an acid free paper mat/folder. Blank on the back, not laid down. Ships in a plastic archival sleeve.
Description: "Pigeon Roost" was the second print issued by the Cleveland Print Makers for members of the Print-a-Month Club. The club produced 48 prints over a four year period as a means of supporting artists during the Depression and providing affordable art to the public.

In "Pigeon Roost" Dohanos makes excellent use of contrast and a variety of lines and angles to add interest to an otherwise simple image of a group of pigeons lined up along the end of a roof.

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Stevan Dohanos was an artist and illustrator of the social realism school, best known for his Saturday Evening Post covers, and responsible for several of the Don't Talk set of World War II propaganda posters. He named Grant Wood and Edward Hopper as the greatest influences on his painting. Dohanos attended the Cleveland School of Art. He worked in fine art as well as in commercial art. He was a member of the National Society of Mural Painters and the Society of Illustrators. He was a founding faculty member of the Famous Artists School of Westport, Connecticut.

Dohanos worked for the Section of Painting and Sculpture of the U.S. Treasury Department, painting several post office murals, including West Palm Beach, and Charlotte Amelie. In the 1960s he became chairman of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, which selected art to appear on United States postage stamps. His easel paintings and prints have been displayed in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Dartmouth College. He was nationally known as an illustrator and magazine cover artist, particularly for his work appearing in The Saturday Evening Post, with over 125 covers.

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