Letterio Calapai Under the Big Top etching : Item # 4300 - For Sale

Letterio Calapai Under the Big Top etching : Item # 4300
Price: $900.00
Leo Calapai Under the Big Top etching. This etching by "Leo Calapai" is entitled " Under The Big Top" and measures 6 by 8 and three quarter inches. This etching is very well mated and framed. The frame measures 17 and one half by 13 and one half inches. Born Letterio Calapi in Boston in1904 to Sicillain parents. Died 1993. There was a retrospective catalog published on the artist in 1994. (Letterio Calapai a 50 Year Retrospective (1934- 1984).Chicago Landfall Press, 1984) More information on the artist can be found at Reference Department Archives of American Art Smithsonian Institution Washington. D.C. 20560 . (In 1928, Calapai moved to New York and worked in a lithography shop while taking drawing classes at the Art Students League and sculpture classes at the Beaux Art Institute of Design. Some time in the mid 1930s, Charles Hopkinson, an old professor, proposed that Calapai work only part-time and focus on his art work. Hopkinson offered to compensate him for the money he did not earn as a result. Calapai henceforth directed his attention entirely to printmaking. Experimenting with wood and metal engraving techniques, he made prints of rural and urban landscapes.He founded and chaired the Graphic Arts Department of the Albright Art School in Buffalo, NY (1949 - 1955), taught at the New School for Social Research (1955 - 1962), established the Intaglio Workshop for Advanced Printmaking in New York, and taught at various other universities and colleges. This information was copied from www.aaa.si.edu/askus

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