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R. J. Ericson
Richard Joseph Ericson; 1922-2010, painter, sculptor, printmaker, and teacher, born in Chicago, he studied at the Art Students League and found work as a commercial artist. Richard served in the army during WWII in North Africa, France, and Germany, after the war, he studied in Holland and in Europe and furthered his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. He moved to Mexico, and attended Mexico City College. Ericson's early works were primarily figurative. When he returned to the United States he taught art in Dutchess County, NY, eventually settling in Hicksville, NY. where he taught as art teacher from 1962-1983.
After retiring, he painted at the village of Cold Spring Harbor and he sold his art to residents and visitors, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. and Jimmy Dean.
A fine etching which is bright, unfaded with fine detail, superb inking and plate tone in black ink. The image measures 12 cms. x 13 cms. (4½ x 4¾ ins.) within a fine but evident plate mark and impression on a wove paper, sheet size of 25 cms. x 33 cms. (9¾ x 13 ins.)
Signed by the artist in pencil below the image.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image is excellent and the sheet good with handling marks condusive with age.