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Hyman Warsager studied at Pratt Institute and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was a member of the United American Artists and was employed by the Graphic Arts Division of the WPA/Federal Arts Project in New York City from 1935 to 1939. He was known for his
definitive techniques in serigraphy, which he developed with Anthony Velonis; his later work evolved into abstraction. He exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art and his work is included in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum.
Preserve the Initiative for Children - - c.1937, Lithograph.
Edition c. 25. Signed and titled in pencil.
Image size 10 11/16 x 15 inches (271 x 381 mm); sheet size 14 3/8 x 19 1/4 inches (394 x 546 mm).
A fine, rich impression, on cream wove paper, with wide margins (1 3/4 to 2 inches). A repaired tear in the center right sheet edge (3/4 inch), well away from the image; minor soft creasing in the margins, otherwise in very good condition.
Created for the New York City WPA.
Gathering Logs - - c.1937, Color Serigraph.
Edition c. 25. Signed, titled and annotated eleven colors, in pencil.
Image size 12 x 13 7/8 inches (303 x 352 mm); sheet size 13 1/2 x 16 inches (343 x 406 mm).
A fine, fresh impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 to 1 1/8 inches), in excellent condition.
Created for the New York City WPA. Ex. collection Audrey McMahon, Director, New York City WPA Art Project.
Edition not stated. Signed H. WARSAGER in the screen, lower right.
Image size 13 x 9 1/4 inches (330 x 235 mm); sheet size 19 x 13 inches (483 x 330 mm).
A fine, painterly impression with fresh colors, on cream wove paper; full margins (1 7/8 to 3 1/4 inches), in excellent condition.
Abstraction of Pyramids and Temples in Mexico
Acrylic and Oil Pastel.
Initialed in pencil, lower right.
Image size 14 x 16 1/2 inches (356 x 419 mm).
A rich, painterly rendering, with fresh, vibrant colors, on cream wove paper; the image extending to the sheet edges, in excellent condition.