Ogden Pleissner Original Signed Color Lithograph 1959

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  • Sold Date: Jun 05, 2011
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Ogden Pleissner Original Signed Color Lithograph 1959 Description Driven Grouse, Glancie Beat
Lithograph by Ogden Pleissner Driven Grouse, Glancie Beat is a large Limited Edition color lithograph by American painter and printmaker Ogden M. Pleissner (1905-1983). It is signed in pencil by the artist.

This print was published in 1959 by the eminent British firm Frost and Reed in a Limited Edition of 300. It bears the publisher's blind embossed stamp at the bottom left of the sheet.

This Pleissner work generally carries an auction estimate of $400 to $500.

This work does have a couple of condition issues. Besides some mild toning which is found in most of these prints, there are two old tears in the right margin that have been repaired with archival Japanese repair tape from the back (they don’t extend into the image), some soft handling creases in the margins, and a very light scratch in the sky area. Other than that the print is in Very Good condition with strong colors.

It is presently unmatted and unframed, but it would frame beautifully.

Driven Grouse, Glancie Beat is a large lithograph with an image that measures 15-1/4 x 24 inches. The natural sheet of heavy wove paper measures 21-1/4 x 30-1/8 inches.

The reference for this work is the 1984 book The Art of Ogden Pleissner by Peter Bergh. The print is listed on page 107 and illustrated on page 108.

This is a very fine sporting print which shows Pleissner’s great skill as a draftsman and a painter. The use of light and the variety of colors in the distant mountains and flowers in the foreground make this a very appealing work. Pleissner’s works are appreciated and collected by sportsmen and fine art collectors.

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Ogden Minton Pleissner was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a boy his interest in art was encouraged and supported by his parents. During his teenage years he spent his summers attending a camp in Wyoming where he developed an appreciation for nature and the outdoors. He spent much of this time there engaged in outdoor sports, but he also set aside time for sketching landscapes, animals, Native Americans, and cowboys. Pleissner’s love of nature and various sporting activities remained a constant presence in the paintings he produced throughout his artistic career.

After graduating from the Brooklyn Friends School, Pleissner attended the Art Students League of New York where he spent four years learning and perfecting his artistic skills.

After teaching at the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York for several years, Pleissner was commissioned by the U.S. Office of Emergency Management to document the war efforts, specifically various war industries, in a series of paintings. In 1942, he joined the United States Air Force as an artist in the Historical Division, and in order to become certified as a Captain, underwent U.S. Army Air Forces officer training in Miami, Florida.

After the war, Pleissner continued to travel throughout Europe, documenting landscapes through painting, before eventually settling down first in Pawlet, Vermont and later in Manchester.

Ogden M. Pleissner died on October 24, 1983 while on a trip to England. The artist’s work can be found in several permanent collections throughout the United States including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Shelburne Museum in Vermont has a recreated version of the artist’s Manchester, Vermont studio containing many of his original materials. The Shelburne Museum also houses a permanent Pleissner Gallery in which a var...