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My First Day At School by Howard Baer, Amer., (1907-1986)
Regular price $125
Lithograph, 1940's, Ed. 250 for AAA, 11-7/8 x 9, signed in pencil, barely perceptible mat line, on cream wove paper 13-3/4 x 11. Baer made at least three lithographs remembering his own experiences attending a small rural school as a young boy around 1910-12. Several of his prints are regionalist in feeling, revisiting memories of youth, though I've seen one foreign subject as well. His sure hand and universal themes elicit empathy and nostalgia for the simpler, slower pace of life his prints portray.