Martin Lewis, ‘Spring Night, Greenwich Village (Mcc. 85)’, 1930, Doyle
Martin Lewis, ‘Spring Night, Greenwich Village (Mcc. 85)’, 1930, Doyle

Signed in pencil, from the edition of 92, with full margins, framed.

10 x 12.375 inches; 254 x 314 mm.

Sheet 13.5 x 15.875 inches; 343 x 403 mm.


Patricia Lewis

Signature: Signed in pencil

Property from a Private New Jersey Collection

About Martin Lewis

A master of intaglio, Martin Lewis’s prints are characterized by the interplay of dark and light, evoking a film noir style that radiates an authentic New York City energy. The Australian-born artist spent much of his life in the United States, working as a commercial artist before devoting himself full-time to printmaking. Lewis incorporated elements of impressionism and tonalism, and his drypoint prints and graphite drawings elevate mundane city scenes, capturing both small moments of solitude and bustling crowds. Lewis worked briefly with Edward Hopper and influenced the painter’s cityscapes; although they worked in different mediums, the two shared similar artistic visions and goals. A seminal figure in the graphic arts of the 1930s, Lewis is regarded as one of the best printmakers of the 20th century, but he is largely unknown due to the small production runs of his works.

American, 1881-1962, Victoria, Australia