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Leon Dolice
Empire State — New York City

c. 1937

$400

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'Empire State', color linocut, no edition—proofs only, c. 1937. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression, on cream, wove card stock, with margins (3/16 to 7/16 inch), in excellent condition. Very scarce. A period view of New York City's iconic Empire State Building from upper Fifth Avenue. Completed in 1931, the Empire State Building became the world's tallest building, beating the Chrysler Building and 40 Wall Street, two other Manhattan skyscrapers under construction at the time that were also vying for the same distinction. In a ceremony held in Washington D.C., President Herbert Hoover officially opened the Empire State Building to the public, remotely pressing a button that illuminated the building's distinctive lights. Born in Vienna, Leon Dolice left a secure position in the family business to pursue his artistic interests. He began his art education in his teens and early twenties when he traveled through Europe to study the works of the Old Masters. He immigrated to America in 1920 where he made his home in Manhattan. As a printmaker, he chose as his subjects the architecture, as well as back streets, dock scenes and other aspects of New York City life that were being overtaken by the modern world. In 1950, learning of the coming demolition of the Third Avenue El, Dolice created a series of Third Avenue and other New York City landmarks that were threatened with extinction. His images from that period provide a record of a New York that has passed into history. During his lifetime, Dolice exhibited throughout Europe and the United States. Retrospectives of his work include a one-man show of his graphic work at Tribeca Gallery, New York; the traveling exhibition ‘Vintage New York’ with the New Rochelle Council on the Arts; and the Hofstra Museum, Hempstead. Dolice's works are in the permanent collections of The Museum of the City of New York, National Gallery of Art, The New York Historical Society, Georgetown University, The Philadelphia Print Club, and the New York Public Library as well as private and corporate collections.

Details

  • Creator
    Leon Dolice (1892 - 1960, American, Austrian)
  • Creation Year
    c. 1937
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.50 in. (13.97 cm)Width: 3.50 in. (8.89 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1032571stDibs: LU53233934072

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