Yachtsman by Joseph Leboit

Yachtsman by Joseph Leboit

Yachtsman

Joseph Leboit

Title

Yachtsman

 
Artist

Joseph Leboit

  1907 - 2002 (biography)
Year
c. 1935  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
15 1/2 x 19 11/16" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
unnumbered from an edition of about 28 impressions 
Annotations
pencil titled; WPA stamp, lower left 
Reference
NEWARK: FA2165 
Paper
thin, antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
New York WPA 
Inventory ID
MOLE105 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description
Leboit's background in psychology twinned his background in art, and his pursuit of both subjects are expressed in his extensive body of work, where the extremes of the human condition are shown side by side. Here, a tongue in cheek perspective of a gentleman of leisure contrasts with the majority of American reality during the time of this work's execution: the Great Depression. Leboit made this when he was employed by the Works Progress Administration, and has the stamp of the New York WPA in the lower left margin.