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PAUL WOOD: SETTERS

Etchings, circa 1935.  Paul Wood (Springfield, MA 1897 — New York 1964) studied art at both the Springfield School of Fine Arts and at the Art Students League in New York.  During his career he became well known for his watercolors and etchings of animals, mostly those of various breeds of dogs.  In the 1930's his etchings were published in New York by the Paris Etching Society and exhibited in the USA and France.  These etchings were printed upon wove paper and with full margins.  Signed and titled by the artist in pencil along the lower margin.  They are in fine color printing. The art of original etching and aquatint printed in colors reached its most creative period in the 1920's and 1930's.  The most famous artists from around the world practiced this demanding form of printmaking, often combining tonal grounds with the etched lines.  They included Nicholas Hornyanski (Canada), Paul Wood and Frederick Halpern (Australia), J.L.A. David and Marchetti (France).Print: 9¾" x 8½"