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Ellison Hoover
Pulitzer Fountain, Evening

c. 1940

$2,200

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Lithograph, circa 1940, edition c. 40. Signed in pencil. A fine, atmospheric impression, on cream wove paper; the full sheet with margins (1 1/2 to 4 5/16 inches), in excellent condition. image size 12 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches (318 x 244 mm); sheet size 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (413 x 311 mm). Archivally matted to museum standards, unframed. ABOUT THE SUBJECT The Pulitzer fountain was commissioned as a bequest by Joseph Pulitzer, newspaper publisher and founder of the Columbia School of Journalism. Designed by Austrian sculptor Karl Bitter and architect Thomas Hastings, the bronze sculpture represents Pomona, the Roman goddess of abundance. Built in New York City in 1916, it is located at Grand Army Plaza, in front of the Plaza Hotel and is framed by the entrance to Central Park. ABOUT THE ARTIST Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ellison Hoover was an American artist and cartoonist known for his distinctive Modernist style. Hoover studied at the Cleveland School of Art and the Art Students League, New York. He was a syndicated cartoonist for the New York Herald Tribune and worked for the Evening World and Newark Evening News. He drew the daily strip ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ (originally created by Clare Briggs) between 1930 and 1947 for national magazines. He also contributed to Life Magazine, the New Yorker, and the Brooklyn Eagle while pursuing a fine art career as a printmaker and painter.

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