Tully Filmus (1903 - 1998)
American realist painter and print maker Tully Filomus was born in Bessarabia in 1903 and emigrated with his parents to Philadelphia in 1913. He studied with Henry McCarter at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and moved to New York in 1930, finding employment at an art agency where he met and became friendly with Willem de Kooning.
In 1937, he joined the faculty of the American Artists School, and in 1938 became a member of the Cooper Union faculty. Filmus exhibited at numerous venues including the Whitney Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and The Brooklyn Museum. He died at his summer home in Becket, Massachusetts.
Lithograph, 1964; edition not stated. Image size 22½” x 17”; sheet size 25¾” x 19¾”. Signed and dated in the stone. Artist's proof, titled and signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin. A nicely inked impression on heavy wove paper in overall fine condition. There is a small stain at the lower edge of the sheet well away from the sight area.
Lithograph, ca. 1965; edition of 100. Image size 16” x 19”; sheet size 20½” x 25½”. A fine impression on heavy wove paper. Numbered 31/100, titled, and signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin.