Ernest Fiene (1894 - 1965)
A lithographer and etcher, Ernest Fiene worked primarily in both New York City and Woodstock New York. He is best known for New York City views, and landscapes. Born in Germany, he emigrated to the United States in 1912, and studied a the National Academy at the Beaux-Arts Institute. In 1923, Fiene studied printmaking at the Art Students League of New York, and in the late 1920s in Paris. Fiene returned to the Art Students League in 1948, where he taught classes in painting and drawing. In 1952 he became a full Academician in the National Academy of Design, and served on the faculty of the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut during the 1950s. He died in Paris.
Hudson River Boat No. 42
Lithograph, 1928; edition of 50, printed by George Miller, New York. Image size 15¼" x 12¼"; full margins presumed. Archivally matted and beautifully framed with an overall size of 22¼" x 19¾. A fine example of this early lithograph from the corporate collection of the Richard E. Jacobs Group, Cleveland, Ohio.
The print depicts one of many passenger ferries that plied the Hudson River in the early 20th century. The two-lane Bear Mountain Bridge, opened in November, 1924, was the first automobile crossing spanning the Hudson River between New York City and Albany. It is located just south of Fort Montgomery, New York, and about 5 miles north of Peekskill.
Lithograph, 1953, edition of 250. Image size 13" x 9¼" with full margins. Published by Associated American Artists, New York, and signed in pencil by the artist in lower margin. Fine condition.
Fisherman's Cove, Maine
Lithograph, ca. 1945, edition of 250. Image size 13" x 10-1/8" with full margins. Published by Associated American Artists, New York, and signed in pencil by the artist in lower margin. Fine condition.