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Signed and Dated 1929 Howard Cook Wood Cut of The Weyhe Gallery WPA

Artist: Howard Norton Cook (1901 – 1980)
Title: Greetings From the House of E Weyhe
Medium: woodengraving
Year: circa 1929
Edition: 100, Signed in Pencil lower right in pencil with date, 1929
Condition: Framed and mated, in fine condition with strong definition of contrast of the wood engraving.

Weyhe Gallery, located on Lexington Avenue in New York, was an important promoter of American and Mexican prints in the 20's through the 1940's. Cook, one of their stable of printmakers did this "portrait" of the facade at night for use as the gallery Christmas card for 1929
Bio:
“Howard Cook was also known as: Howard Norton Cook
Howard Cook was active in New York, New York as well as Taos, New Mexico. Howard Cook, a native of Springfield, Massachusetts, learned printmaking from Joseph Pennell at the Art Students League in the early 1920s. He subsequently traveled widely, including a trip to Maine in the summer of 1926. The magazine Forum printed his woodcuts from the New England stay and then sent Crook to New Mexico to provide illustrative "atmosphere" for its publication of Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop. From then on, he was fascinated by the Southwest. Cook continued to travel, learning lithography in Paris and exhibiting his work in New York. From the late 1920s to the early 1930s, he and his wife lived primarily in New York, where ongoing construction in the city was a major subject of his art. In 1939, the couple settled in New Mexico and Cook took up mural painting. His later work in oils, pastels, watercolors, and graphics won him critical acclaim. His career was curtailed after he contracted multiple sclerosis, but he continued to receive honors and prizes and to take part in exhibitions.”
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