Bathers by George Overbury "Pop" Hart

Bathers by George Overbury Pop Hart

Bathers

George Overbury "Pop" Hart

Title

Bathers

 
Artist
Year
c. 1922  
Technique
drypoint 
Image Size
9 13/16 x 7 13/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
proof, from unstated edition 
Annotations
exhibition stamp on verso reads "Nov 13 1928" 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DOSP101 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This exotic drypoint is usually dated 1925 however, "Pop" Hart exhibited an impression of "Bathers" at the Chicago Society of Etchers exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in February-March of 1923 and again at the Brooklyn Society of Etchers exhibition at the National Arts club in 1933.

A group of five bathers, with three goats bathe and sunbathe on the rocks of an inlet, three separate streams of water and the ocean intersect the dark rocks.

Hart lived in Fort Lee, New Jersey where a number of "Modernist" artists had a community. He is often associated with the "Ashcan School", his work depicting ordinary events of human activity.