Joseph Low (1911 - 2007)
Joseph Low was born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Chicago where he attended the Chicago Art Institute. In 1937 he moved to New York and attended the Art Students League, studying with George Grosz. Low's style was witty and expressive and bore a kinship with European comic surrealism. He produced cover art for The New Yorker from 1940 to 1980, and freelanced for publishers and advertising agencies. He established his own print shop with a vintage hand press that he acquired in the 1940s, and in 1960 he established the Eden Hill Press at his residence in Newtown, Connecticut and published limited edition short stories and poetry, illustrated with his own woodcuts and linoleum cuts.
The Burning of Nassau Hall
Woodcut in two colors, edition of 150, ca. 1946. Image size 15-3/8” x 9-3/4”; sheet size 18” x 12”. Published by the Princeton Print Club. Signed by the artist lower right margin. Very good condition.