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"Goldfinches " by Maurice R. Bebb, Amer., (1891-1986)
Etching & Aquatint printed in color, 1950, ed. between 28 & ca.70, 8-15/16 x 6-13/16, signed and titled in pencil, on thick cream simili vellum. Maurice Bebb had a career as a florist, and did not begin to draw until he was in his 50's. Self taught, he received encouragement from established artist-members of the Prairie Print Makers, an organization Bebb later joined. His fascination and knowledge of the mid-western birds he portrayed are realized with consummate skill in the difficult medium of color aquatint. A stunningly beautiful print of these beloved birds with a particularly pleasing color harmony.