For your consideration: a rare (only 3 ever crafted) 1979 Lithograph depicting two colorful, stylized Turbot fish. Framed under glass, the lithograph is signed, dated & titled by the award-winning artist, noted California painter Joseph Weisman.
Signature, title and date: Bottom left corner: Turbot 2/3, Santa Barbara, 2/19/79, J. Weisman with a Red Chinese Seal to the side (see close up pictures).
Dimension: The lithograph is 17.5 inches by 23 inches with an image field of 12.5 inches by 18 inches.
Condition: Very good vintage condition (minimal signs of wear. No foxing. Some stains/dirt on the glass - see pictures).
The artist:
Painter, muralist. Born in Schenectady, New York on February 17, 1907. Weisman settled in Los Angeles in the 1920s. He studied there at Choinard Art School, Art Center School, and with Murphy, Hinkle, Barse Miller, Sheets, and others. While working in commercial art he continued to produce fine art. During World War II he was a technical illustrator for Douglas Aircraft Corporation; from 1946-49 he was a matte shot artist at MGM, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Brothers Studios. He was an instructor at Hollywood Art Center School in the early 1950s and retired from teaching in the Los Angeles public school system in the late 1960s. Weisman continued to be active as an artist until his
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