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2 Drawings - Times Square - Brooklyn Bridge & tugboat

2 Drawings - Times Square - Brooklyn Bridge & tugboat

Herbert S. Kates


Times Square 11 x 15" - signed

Brooklyn Bridge 7.5" x 13 - signed

   Herbert S. Kates was a man of many trades. Not only was he an active painter, but an etcher, illustrator, and writer as well. He was born in New York City in 1894. Kates pursued an education in art at both the Art Students League and the Pratt Institute Art School. He was a member of the New Rochelle Artists Association and the Society of Illustrators.
   His work was exhibited throughout the United States and abroad at the National Academy of Design, the National Arts Club and the Institute of Art and Science in Kingston Jamaica, which now holds his work in it's permanent collection. The Adirondack Museum has some seventy-five of his drawings of the region as well as a number of watercolors.
   Kates was an illustrator and printmaker whose work appeared in Harper's Magazine and other publications. He was an expert at line drawings in ink. He used monochrome watercolors, drawn in the field, as studies for his full-color works in that medium. As for his writing career, Kates was an active author/illustrator of books, some of which are "Great Moments in the Life of Washington," Minute Stories of Famous Explorers," and both "Harper's" and "McCall's" magazines. He is listed in "Who's Who in American Art", 1953, 1947 and "Who Was Who in American Art", 1999. His 24 duotone plates with and 15 b/w drawings for Ethel Fleming’s New York are noted as “excellent renderings of New York City architectural landmarks.”
   These came from the same collection, are nicely framed similarly, one has the label of the well known Greene Gallery of New Rochelle. What appears to be stains are actually the reflection of the photographer, sorry. Your choice individually $375.


New York pencil drawing horizontal vertical mid-century

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