DON FREEMAN (1908-1978)
RARE LITHOGRAPHS FROM THE ESTATE of Don Freeman
M Lee Stone Fine Prints is proud to present a group of rare images from the personal collection of the artist.
Don Freeman has been known for his ability to infuse his lithographs of the daily existence of the common man with humanity as well as a heart warming sense of humor. He honed his talents and technique from several masters of American art, John Sloan, Harry Wickey and Charles Locke, while studying at the Art Students League in New York. While many of his contemporaries were busy drawing the rising skyline of New York Mr. Freeman was walking the streets, riding the buses and subways and all the while chronicling the daily lives of the common folk. These dramas are depicted most beautifully in scenes like All Saint's Day Celebration, Ira's First Suit and Dress Up Day and Late Editions.
With his love of the theater and theater life he depicted the daily dramas on the stage and behind the scenes of New York's Times Square. His now classic group of four images of the productions process, One For The Money, Two For The Show, Three To Make Ready and Four To Go are also included. It is exceedingly rare to find the set in it's entirety.
There are several images from the PWAP. This short-lived project was to be the precursor to the FAP/WPA. Freeman created 11 images for the PWAP and 6 images for the FAP/WPA. There are a number of these images in the exhibition as well as in our inventory.
Don Freeman's prints, drawings and painting are in numerous major museums across the country and in numerous important private collections. For more information on this important artist contact us or refer to E. McCulloch's The Prints of Don Freeman A Catalogue Raissone.
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