The Spire -- New York.
The Spire -- New York. 1985. Etching and drypoint. 14 1/2 x 11 (sheet 22 5/8 x 18 1/8) . Edition 100, 19. Printed on Rives cream wove paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. A rich impression in pristine condition, housed in an archival folder. This etching has never been matted. Provenance: the artist's estate. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. A dramatic view of the Chrysler Building.
Painter and printmaker Lawrence Nelson Wilbur was born in Whitman, Massachusetts. He moved to Boston where he began his training as a photoengraver. He moved to Los Angeles in 1921, where he worked in the engraving department of the Los Angeles Times. Relocating to New York in 1925, Wilbur was employed as a finisher by several of New York's finest engraving shops and by several of the leading magazines of the era.
His works have been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and many other institutions. Wilbur received numerous awards for his art, including the Audubon Artist's medal of honor for a self-portrait in oil in 1957. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club of New York, the Painters and Sculptors Society of New Jersey, and the Society of America Graphic Artists. He died in New York City.
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