Robert Franz von Neumann (1888 - 1976)
Regionalist painter and printmaker Robert Franz von Neumann was born in Rostock, Germany. He studed at the Royal Academy in Berlin; with Franz Bunke in Weimar; and at the Crafts Museum in Berlin with Emil Doepler. He emigrated to the United States in 1926 and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He taught at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1930, von Neumann began teaching at Milwaukee State Teachers' College (now the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee), a post that he had held for twenty-nine years at the time of his retirement. Von Neumann was an active painter and printmaker throughout his life; his work included portraits, landscapes, and maritime subjects, all rendered with honesty and sympathy for the everyday people whom he so often portrayed. He died at Milwaukee.
Hauling The Net
Lithograph, 1944; edition of 250. Image size 14-3/4" x 1-¼" with full margins. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. Signed in pencil by the artist at the right lower margin. Very good condition with moderate toning.
Plowing Along the Shore
Lithograph, ca. 1940; edition of 50. Image size 9-3/4" x 12-3/4"; sheet size 12½" x 16-3/4". Titled, numbered 18/50 and signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin. A rich, beautifully detailed impression in fine condition.