n.p. Privately Printed, 1937. Item #13325
A 1937 Signed Etching from Works Progress Administration (WPA) Artist Remick Neeson in a contemporary Mission style frame of quarter sawn oak, with a double matting of cream and olive. This historic piece is framed behind UV-light protective glass for conservation.
Neeson, a native of Plymouth, Massachusetts, was active between 1933 -1943 and his art is featured at the Smithsonian Institution, the Whistler Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Newark Museum of Art as well as at least nine other WPA repositories.
"When Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration in 1935 as part of his New Deal program, artists went to work creating art for public viewing and education. Neeson was one of the WPA artists who specialized in printmaking. WPA rules required artists to work in central workshops under a timetable. This workshop system helped artists develop new graphic arts techniques."
This beautiful piece depicts in fine detail the side of a Dutch Colonial home, with two front porches in a quiet natural setting.
The artist has titled and dated the piece in pencil on the lower right and signed the piece in pencil on the lower right.
The print measures 5 1/4" X 4 1/4", while framed the piece measures 12 3/4 X 11"