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William Gropper “The Budget” – Print – Original Signed Lithograph


William Gropper
The Budget – 1960
Print – Original Lithograph   22” x 30”
Edition: Signed in pencil and marked AP XII/XL

Printed upon ‘Arches’ watermarked paper and with full, deckled margins as published in New York between 1960 and 1970. Signed in pencil by the artist and numbered along the lower margin. Containing some mat burning about 1 inch from the actual lithograph and slight creasing on the verso, else a fine, full color impression and in good condition throughout. The Budget represents a prime example of the famous satirical art of William Gropper.ograph represents a prime example of the famous satirical art of William Gropper.

William Gropper: One of America’s greatest twentieth century social and satirical artists, William Gropper studied painting and printmaking under George Bellows at the Ferrer School in San Francisco (1913-14), at the National Academy of Design (1914) and at the New York School of Fine Art (1915-18). He was first employed as a staff artist for The New York Tribune (1919-21) and later for the New York World (1925-27). During this time Gropper also contributed many drawings to Leftist publications such as ‘The New Masses’ and ‘The Liberator’. By the mid 1920’s William Gropper had established himself as a major satirical artist and lithography became one of his most potent weapons for launching his attacks against big business and big politics.

During the following decades William Gropper achieved a fine reputation around the world. In 1958, for example, he received the Young Israel Prize.

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