This beautiful etching named "Mower" by the artist Edward McCluney belongs to a limited series of 260 prints. The current lithograph is 59th. The etching was made with using black inc, aquatint on cream wove paper. The art piece is pencil signed, titled and numbered on the bottom. The overall size of the framed and matted lithograph is roughly 23" x 21", the silver gilt frame is almost 0.30" wide. The etching itself excluding the frame and matting is approximately 18" x 16". The "Mower" comes with a free certification of authenticity and $2,000.00 insurance value.
The rusting mower locked in sand. This iconic symbol of the passing of an American way of life is one of Edward McCluney's most collectable graphic works. McCluney achieves unique textural effects through the combining of the difficult soft ground etching technique with traditional line etching and aquatint. An important Afro-American printmaker, In the early 70s,McCluney taught drawing and printmaking for the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts in Boston. For 17 years McCluney also served as a distinguished and influential Professor in Printmaking at MIT. Following a one-person exhibition at the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in l973, the museum acquired a collection of McCluneys' etchings: McCluney had a long history with the National Center of Afro-American Artists, where as an artist in residence in printmaking, he created his Nine American Masters Series. In addition to MIT, McCluney taught at the University of Mass, The Mass. College of Art and Virginia State College: His etchings are represented in numerous private and public collections: The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has exhibited his prints
Edward McCluney earned his MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1969. He has been a visual arts professor and exhibiting artist since 1973. He creates oils, watercolors, drawings, and prints. Subjects include genre, architecture, nudes, and nature. Influences were Alex Jackson, Jack Coughlin, and Gabor Peterdi. McCluney taught at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston' Santa Reparata, Florence; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. His art is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and the National Center for African American Art, Boston; MIT and Harvard, Cambridge; Yale University, New Haven; Samuel L. Jackson and Damon Wayons, Los Angeles. Edward McCluney is a member of Printmekers Inc, Alexandria, VA.
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|Dimensions/Size:||23" x 21"9|
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