C. 1930s American Artists Scrapbook

New York: 1932. A unique large artist-made scrapbook, measuring 11 1/2" x 19 1/2" approx., oblong format; containing about 40 pieces of artwork; including pen and ink with watercolor; watercolor; pencil drawing; pen & ink; etchings: in sepia, black and white, on several different-colored papers; a group of 14 woodcuts, ranging from small 2" x 3" to larger 5 1/2" x 7" size, a few of which are particularly well-done; a couple of very good action-yachting pen & inks; other art subjects including: several 'fantasy' and legendary style drawings and etchings, in the style of Arthur Rackham; several good portraits, also etched and with a feeling of the 'darker' imagery of Kollwitz and a good likeness of a grinning Knute Rockne by 'R.C. '32'; a few pencil drawings, not particularly well-finished of a variety of subjects; a couple of European market scenes; Artist names include Alphonse Bake, H. Henderson, S. Hagen, Dick Krigelbeck(?), Michalczak, Kitty Hamblett, Pauline Thompson, Marthellen Robbins; this group being perhaps the collection of an art class or of one of the students - exchanging art between each other & collecting it; dated 1932-1934; the covers made of cardstock covered with white paper, much darkened now, with cut-out silhouettes of a seated 'scotty' dog, titled 'Book of Scraps' in hand-lettering; side-sewn with black cord, and the contents tipped-on to construction paper of various colors; some images are detached (about 1/3); binding very worn and darkened, part of the paper covering chipped away, all decoration and letting untouched; interior and artwork generally very good and clean, and of a better-than-average caliber; possibly originating from a university studio art class; in good condition and an interesting group. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 21083)


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