Warren Brandt (American/North Carolina, 1918-2002), drawing, etching and book. 1st item: Pencil drawing of a partially nude young woman, reclining on a chaise. Signed lower right. 11-1/2" x 9" sight, 15-1/2" x 18" matted and framed in plain whitewashed frame. 2nd item: Etching depicting 2 nude women, seated and talking to a bearded older man shown wearing a hat. Pencil signed lower right margin and numbered 2/20. 4-1/2" x 6" plate, 6" x 7" sight, 11-1/2" x 12" matted and framed in a green painted wood frame. Together with a hardback book titled "Painting with Oils" by Warren Brandt. Biography: Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Warren Brandt studied with Max Beckmann and Philip Guston, and had ties to the Abstract Expressionists in New York. He attended Pratt Institute, the Art Students League, and was an official Army portraitist during World War II. He taught at several universities and headed the Art Department at Salem College from 1949-1950. Provenance: the estate of Lucille Svitzer Brady (Mrs. Frank B. Brady), formerly of Annapolis, Maryland. Condition: 1st item: Wear to seat and rails. 2nd item: Split along top of box. General wear to decoration and wood, especially to corners. 3rd item: Some breaks to weavers in stool.
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