Getting the Cows

Listing No: 4012

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
4012
Artist:
Fred Nagler (1891-1983)
Title:
Getting the Cows
Date of Work:
1934
Signature:
"Fred Nagler" in pencil at lower right
Where Produced:
Massachusetts, US
Presentation:
Unmatted

Artwork Medium

Type:
Fine Print
Sub Type:
Intaglio
Medium:
Line Etching
Support:
on Paper

Edition

Edition Size:
100
Edition Notes:
Since Nagler printed most of his prints himself, even though he gave himself the leeway of declaring an edition of 100, very rarely, if ever, was the edition completed. With few exceptions, proofs with "Edition 100" written on them may have been represented by less than 10 actual proofs.

Artwork Size & Weight

Primary:
9 x 11.25 in. (Paper Size)
Secondary:
7.75 x 10 in. (Plate Size )

Artwork Condition

Condition:
Recto: Small brown tape hinges on the upper left and the upper right corners. Ink smudge from fingerprint at bottom center of margin. Verso: Paper thinning at the top and bottom edges, most likely from tape removal. Random ink smudges at center left and lower center right.

Artwork Provenance

Provenance:
This print comes from the Estate of the director of Midtown Gallery, Mary Gruskin.

About this Piece

Some of Fred's earliest prints were of subjects he saw in and around the farm he and his wife owned in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts.

About the Artist

FRED NAGLER
American, 1891-1983


Fred Nagler was born in 1891 at Springfield, Massachusetts, where he first studied wood carving. From 1914 to 1917, he studied at the Art Student’s League in New York City, where his professors included Tom Fogerty, Frank Dumond, Frederick Bridgman, and Robert Henri. At the Art Student’s League he won the Bridgman Scholarship and Annual Portrait Prize, a competition juried by George Bellows and John Sloan. Subsequently, he became a member of the Art Student’s League Board of Control. In 1940 he became president of the Bronx Artists’ Guild.

Mr. Nagler was offered many prestigious positions during his career, including Chairman of the Art Department of the Connecticut College for Women, (upon the death of Grant Wood) Chairman of the University of Iowa State, and Chairman of the Art Department of the Eastman School of Art.

Fred Nagler has been called a painter’s painter which can be substantiated by the fact that he has won four of the major awards given by artist juries: The Payne Gold Medal and Purchase Prize at a Virginia Museum Biennial; the Clark Prize of $1,500. and Silver Medal at a Corcoran Biennial; the first Altman Figure Prize at a National Academy Annual, and a $1,000. grant from the Academy of Arts and Letters.

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