Posts Tagged ‘Martin Lewis prints’

A rainy day in Murray Hill in 1928

November 19, 2012

This Martin Lewis etching captures the slick sidewalks and belching smoke on a gray and dreary stretch of the East 30s.

“The Thirty-fourth Street Armory at Park Avenue, now demolished, is shown in the print at right,” states Paul McCarron in The Prints of Martin Lewis. “It was a few blocks from Lewis’s studio at 145 East Thirty-Fourth Street.”

It’s the same armory depicted in Quarter of Nine, Saturday’s Children, a Martin Lewis etching from 1929.

What became of the chateau-like structure on the corner?

A rainy day in Queens in 1931

October 3, 2011

Martin Lewis’ drypoint print, “Rainy Day, Queens,” captures light behind cloudy skies and in slick sidewalk puddles on a grim city day.

Does anyone have an idea where this is?

It’s moody and enchanting—and it sold at Christie’s for $23,750! I hope it’s not sitting in a closet somewhere.

A twilight shadow dance on Park Avenue

July 15, 2011

Women stroll down Park Avenue at 34th Street—the evening sun illuminating their sheer dresses—in Martin Lewis’ 1930 drypoint print “Shadow Dance.”

It’s a scene played out on city streets every warm summer night.

And hey, if you have $50,000, this lovely example of Lewis’ work can hang in your home.


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