A boxed group of twelve etched or lithographed greeting cards issued for the 1941 holiday season for patrons of the Associated American Artists, each depicting a wintry or holiday scene from a well-known American artist and signed within the plate, each card accompanied by original cream paper envelope. One envelope slightly creased. Seven cards approximately 5 by 5-3/4 inches, three approximately 5-7/8 by 6-1/2 inches, and two approximately 6 by 7-1/2 inches. Housed in original blue and white lidded cardboard box, white lettering to lid, some wear to box especially along edges, crack at one corner of lid, otherwise very fine. New York (Associated American Artists) n.d. (1941).
Associated American Artists was a New York City art gallery founded during the Depression with the goal of providing affordable prints by popular American artists. The artists represented here include WPA artist Francis Criss; the illustrator of the original Boy Scout Guide, Gordon Grant; and Grant Wood, most noted for his painting "American Gothic". As of November 2018, this collection is not listed on WorldCat.
The full list of works in this collection is as follows:
Churchill Ettinger - Across the Point
Algot Stenbery - Winter Cheer
Francis Criss - Down East
Ernest Fiene - Pennsylvania Winter
Federico Castellon - Shepherds' Vigil
William MacLean - Silent Night
Gordon Grant - Homecoming
L.L. Margolies - Peaceful Valley
William MacLean - Winter Birch
Grant Wood - December Afternoon
Thomas Benton - Things for the Tree
Louis Lozowick - Winter Fun. Book ID: 48974