330. Samuel Margolies

Men of Steel

Drypoint, circa 1940
Size: 378 × 295 cm. Full margins. Edition of 250.
Signed and titled in pencil (lower margin).
Published by Associated American Artists, New York.
A brilliant, richly inked impression with
very strong contrasts.

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Samuel Margolies (1897–1978) was an outstanding etcher, painter, teacher, writer and lecturer, hugely admired in his lifetime. His images of both urban and rural America are remarkable for their unique visual inventiveness, and the superb quality of their execution.