Lot 414: JOHN DEMARTELLY Blue Valley Fox Hunt.
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Blue Valley Fox Hunt.
Lithograph, 1937. 320x415 mm; 12 1/2x16 3/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. A very good impression.
Born in Philadelphia, DeMartelly (1903-1979) studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He taught printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute during the 1930s and 1940s and worked with Thomas Hart Benton. When Benton was fired from the Kansas City Art Institute, DeMartelly was offered his position and became the head of the Painting department at the Institute. Zink 10.