Raymer Society Consignment Art Auction October 28th, 2023

Costigan, John (1888-1972) "A Cool Spot" etching

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Start price: $20

Estimated price: $50 - $75

Buyer's premium: 10%

John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) "A Cool Spot" etching, pencil signed lower right, good condition, image size: 8" x 12". A native of Providence, Rhode Island, John Costigan was a skilled landscape and figure painter who disdained portraits because "the subjects want flattering pictures." Costigan was a member of the Prairie Printmakers.He was orphaned and raised in New York by his aunt and uncle, the parents of songwriter, George M. Cohan. Mainly self-taught, Costigan studied briefly at the Art Students League and worked as a lithographer of theater posters.From that job he learned the printing processes that he later used in his many etchings. He began making his name in the fine arts in 1920, and throughout the decade, reaped numerous important prizes for his oils, watercolors and prints.

Condition: good condition

Dimensions: 18.25 x 22.25 x 0.75 in

Weight: 4.15 lb