Paramour Fine Arts

Becker, Fred

(1913-2004)

California born artist and printmaker best known for his unique surrealist style in wood engraving--- later active in New England
All artwork is signed by the artist unless otherwise stated in the description.

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"Beale Street Blues"

"Beale Street Blues"

Wood Engraving, c, 1935-39
7 3/4 in. x 6 in. (197 mm x 152 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Catalogue Reference: NYPL - W 112
Unframed

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A superb impression of this interesting composition with large full margins---done for the NYC-WPA with their stamp lower left---additional impressions in the collection of the ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, METROPOLITAN, and SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS

"Birth of John Henry"

"Birth of John Henry"

Wood engraving, 1938
6 in. x 4 1/2 in. (152 mm x 114 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Catalogue Reference: NYPL - W 105
Unframed

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A fine impression of this surrealistic image with large full margins---published by the NYC-WPA

"Clambake"

"Clambake"

Wood Engraving, c. 1935-39
8 in. x 10 in. (203 mm x 254 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Catalogue Reference: NYPL - W 117
Unframed

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A superb impression of this exceptional surrealistic music related image with large full margins---done for the NYC-WPA with their stamp lower left---other impressions in the ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM, and SMITHSONIAN---illustrated in AMERICAN PRINTS FROM HOPPER TO POLLOCK-A catalogue of the exhibition at the British Museum edited by Stephen Coppel

"Drummer"

"Drummer"

Wood Engraving, c. 1935-43
8 in. x 6 in. (203 mm x 152 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Unframed

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Price: $4500

A fine impression of this dynamic composition with large full margins---done for the NYC-WPA with their stamp verso

"Guitar Player"

"Guitar Player"

Etching, c.1935-39
10 in. x 8 in. (254 mm x 203 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Unframed

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Price: $2000

A fine impression of this surreal composition with full margins---done for the NYC-WPA with their stamp lower left.

"John Henry and the Witch Woman"

"John Henry and the Witch Woman"

Wood engraving, 1938
6 in. x 4 1/2 in. (152 mm x 114 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Catalogue Reference: NYPL - W 104
Unframed

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Price: $1200

A fine impression of this unusual surrealist subject with full margins---published by the NYC-WPA

"John Henry Building a Railroad"

"John Henry Building a Railroad"

Wood engraving, 1938
6 in. x 4 in. (152 mm x 102 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Catalogue Reference: NYPL - W 102
Unframed

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A fine impression of this interesting surrealistic subject with full margins--published by the NYC-WPA

"John Henry's Death"

"John Henry's Death"

Wood Engraving, 1938
5 7/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (149 mm x 98 mm)
Edition of C. 25
Catalogue Reference: NYPL - W 111
Unframed

Availability: In Stock
Price: $1200

A fine impression of this surrealistic image with good margins---published by the NYC-WPA

"John Henry's Funeral"

"John Henry's Funeral"

Wood Engraving, 1935
5 7/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (149 mm x 98 mm)
Edition of C. 25
Catalogue Reference: NYPL - W 103
Unframed

Availability: In Stock
Price: $1200

A fine impression of this very interesting image with good margins published by the NYC-WPA

"Lindy Hop"

"Lindy Hop"

Wood Engraving, c. 1935-39
6 in. x 8 in. (152 mm x 203 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Unframed

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A fine impression of this superb dynamic, amusing and surreal subject with good margins---done for the NYC-WPA with their stamp lower left---another impression is in the collection of the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM, NY

"Lord My Burden"

"Lord My Burden"

Wood Engraving, c. 1935-39
5 1/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (130 mm x 114 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Unframed

Availability: In Stock
Price: $1800

A fine impression of this surrealistic image with large full margins---done for the NYC-WPA

"Monsters"

"Monsters"

Wood Engraving, 1936
4 15/16 in. x 3 15/16 in. (125 mm x 100 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Unframed

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A superb impression of this bizarre inventive surrealistic depiction with large full margins---done for the NYC-WPA with their stamp lower left--- "Becker was the only WPA/FAP printmaker included by Alfred Barr in his seminal exhibition 'Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism' at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1936." This was one of two prints selected.

"New York Landscape"

"New York Landscape"

Wood Engraving, 1936
7 3/4 in. x 5 in. (197 mm x 127 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Unframed

Availability: In Stock
Price: $3500

A fine impression with good margins done for the NYC-WPA with their stamp verso

"Portrait"

"Portrait"

Wood Engraving, c. 1935-39
6 1/8 in. x 3 5/8 in. (156 mm x 92 mm)
Edition of c,25
Catalogue Reference: NYPL - W 109
Unframed

Availability: In Stock
Price: $1500

A superb impression of this probable self portrait of the artist with full margins---done for the NYC-WPA with their stamp lower left---another impression in the collection of the ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

"Public Building"

"Public Building"

Wood engraving, 1938
5 7/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (149 mm x 200 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Unframed

Availability: In Stock
Price: $3200

A fine impression of this interesting urban scene with good margins---done for the NYC-WPA---additional impressions in the collection of the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM and SMITHSONIAN COLLECTION

"Sailing"

"Sailing"

Wood Engraving, c. 1935-39
8 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (216 mm x 241 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Catalogue Reference: NYPL - W 115
Unframed

Availability: In Stock
Price: $1200

A fine impression of this "alcoholism" related image with large full margins---done for the NYC-WPA --additional impressions in the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM NY and the ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

"The Yacht Race"

"The Yacht Race"

Wood Engraving, 1936
5 15/16 in. x 7 5/16 in. (151 mm x 186 mm)
Edition of c. 25
Unframed

Availability: In Stock
Price: $600

A fine unsigned impression (signed with initials lower right in the block) of this interesting subject with large full margins---done for the NYC-WPA---additional impressions in the collections of the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM, PRINCETON ART MUSEUM, and ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

"Trombone Player"

"Trombone Player"

Wood engraving, c. 1935-39
4 7/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (124 mm x 197 mm)
Edition of C. 25
Catalogue Reference: NYPL - W 101
Unframed

Availability: In Stock
Price: $2500

A fine impression of this rarely seen surrealistic musical composition with good margins---done for the NYC- WPA with their stamp lower left---another impression is in the SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM

The Crusader"

The Crusader"

Aquatint, 1952
12 3/4 in. x 16 1/2 in. (324 mm x 419 mm)
No stated edition
Unframed

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A working proof of this interesting abstract image with light pencil additions annotated 3/3