1953 Lithograph Nancy Ranson John Robert Powers Cosmetics 681 Fifth Ave AEFA1

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This is an original 1953 monochrome lithograph by American artist Nancy Sussman Ranson, featuring a quaint Venetian background in order to promote the cosmetics branch of the John Robert Powers company, which was located at 681 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Today, the name lives on as the John Robert Powers Modeling Agency, located at 424 W. 33rd Street

CONDITION

This 58+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 12 inches; 22 x 30 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This is a limited edition original lithograph, #1498 out of 2,000. Only the portfolio was numbered, not the individual lithograph's within it. This is not a lithograph "after" the artist. This lithograph was created by the original artist on the lithograph plate, and is, therefore, a true original lithograph. The artists used either litho crayon, ink, or tusche when creating their art works on the plates.

Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original lithographs by some of the premier artists of the 1950's. These lithographs were produced for an annual art event in the 1950's for local businesses and major corporations largely based in New York. Historically important for corporate archivists, these are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. The original lithographs were produced in only one limited edition, and included just 2,000. These lithographs are perhaps the most unique, rare, important advertising collectibles that exist for businesses and corporations.

This piece was illustrated by Ranson, Nancy. Artist signature in print - bottom center of image.

Nancy Sussman Ranson

Nancy Sussman Ranson (1905-1993) was an American artist hailing from New York City, where she received her formal art education at the Art Students League of New York, the New York School of Art (Chase School), the Brooklyn Museum Art School Institute and the Pratt Institute of Art. She was most recognized for her paintings, printmaking and graphic art design. Her works primarily centered on coastal and marine and nautical subjects. RansonÕs art has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Association of Women Artists, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Grand Central Art Galleries, the Brooklyn Society of Artists and the American Water Color Society.

Keywords specific to this image: Artists Equity Association, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Venetian Gondola Boats, Cityscape, Marine, Nautical, Coastal

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