June 13, 2016 by kristin
When browsing for inspiration images for my Prohibition-era manuscript, I came across a blog post about Australian-born artist Martin Lewis (1881-1962). His etchings of 1920s/30s street scenes and everyday life in New York City are some of the most beautiful and evocative images I’ve seen of the time period.
I’ve tried to find a museum where I could see these works in person. Many are held by the Smithsonian, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum, but they all appear to be “currently not on view.” Makes me sad to think of these gorgeous etchings stored away in files somewhere. I wish they were all hanging on my walls!
I could always buy Glow of the City for $62,500 from The Old Print Shop, but I guess I will just have to enjoy it in digital form!
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