The Lithography of Richard Day
Price: 295.00 USD
New York: E. Weyhe, 1932. Small folio, 30 x 22 cm, 10 pages in text, Foreword by Carl Zigrosser. Limited edition, copy 496 of 500. Twelve full-page plates, plus an original lithograph signed by Richard Day in pencil, and hand printed from the stone by Paul Roeher. Born in Victoria, Canada on May 9, 1896. After moving to Hollywood in 1920, Day was a set painter until becoming an art director for Erich von Stroheim, MGM, and 20th Century Fox. During his 50 years in the movie industry he was awarded seven Oscars for such films as "How Green Was My Valley," "Streetcar Named Desire," and "On the Waterfront." When not involved in movie making, he produced drawings, paintings, and lithographs. Bright, fresh copy, slight darkening at frontcover head, tiny nicks backstrip extremities. First edition. Orig. white boards, front cover design in blind. Near fine.