"Harkness Tower, Yale University, New Haven, CT" by E. Kingman
Lithograph, ca. 1930's-40's, Ed. unknown, on smooth grayish cream wove paper, signed in the stone. Drawn in a forceful planar style using the side of the litho crayon, this artist received a BA degree from Yale University in New Haven in 1932, but the absence of a fully legible signature or any other information on this image and it's companion piece have delayed a more definitive identification. With a hard edged modernist style featuring loose, confident architectural rendering with minimal detail, both prints echo the machine age aesthetic of the time. The blurred fan shapes of the just sprouting leaves add a beguiling sense of movement and harbinger of spring to the timless imposing presence of the Gothic Harkness Tower.