Wilhelm Hunt Diederich (New York/Europe, 1884 – 1953) cut paper silhouette on paper of two greyhounds, pencil signed lower right, "Hunt Diederich". Housed in a simple black painted frame. Sight – 7 7/8" H x 15 3/4" W. Framed – 9" H x 16 5/8" W.Circa 1920's. Biography (Courtesy of AskArt: The Artists' Bluebook): Known for his stylized Art Deco figures and animals in iron, and large-scale mural works in metal, Wilhelm Hunt Diederich was born in Szent-Grot, Austria-Hungary into family that included William Morris Hunt and the architect, Richard Morris Hunt. He emigrated to America in 1894, and eight years later traveled West (1902), spending a couple of years in Wyoming, New Mexico and Arizona living as a cowboy. He was well known in the upper circles of international society and respected by his fellow sculptors. Exhibition venues included the Pennsylvania Academy, Art Institute of Chicago, Salon d'Automne, Museum of Modern Art and the Salons of America. He was active in the art colony of Woodstock, New York and exhibited with the Woodstock Art Association. Provenance: Originally from the collection of John "Jack" Alexander Rogers and his wife Mildred Bond from NYC at turn of the 20th century. See related Lots #516 and #762 in this sale. Condition: Abrasions/wear to paint of frame. Light toning to paper.
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