Raising the Cross

Listing No: 7315

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
Fred Nagler (1891-1983)
Raising the Cross
Date of Work:
"Fred Nagler" at lower right
Where Produced:
Massachusetts, US

Artwork Medium

Fine Print
Line Etching
on Paper

Artwork Size & Weight

15.5 x 9.25 in. (Paper Size)
9.75 x 7.75 in. (Plate Size )

Artwork Condition

Recto: Paper hinges at the upper left and upper right and hinge along the bottom center of the sheet. Verso: Fingerprints on left margin and two unidentified spots, one in the top margin and one in the image area at the upper right. Neither of which show through to the front of the paper sheet.

Artwork Provenance

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

About this Piece

Fred depicted many liturgical subjects in both his painting and graphic oeuvres. Although very religious himself and a devout Christian, his faith was internal and he did not hold allegiance to any specific sect or organized group. The works were his interpretations of scripture, not someone else's.

About the Artist

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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