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Berkeley, CA

Catherine Burns has been a dealer in fine prints and drawings for over 35 years. She launched her business after serving as the Curator of Collections and Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Museum, and later as Curator of the Washington University Museum of Art, St. Louis. Her inventory of museum-quality prints reflects her strong interest in American and French art, German Expressionism, and British Modernism.


Catherine was a founding member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association and regularly exhibits at the New York Print Fair and other national and international art fairs. She has an active group of clients worldwide, including private collectors, museums, and other dealers.


In past years, her firm published illustrated catalogues and now maintains a website of current inventory focused on 19thand early 20th century American and European works. Please make your collecting interests known and the staff can respond with a more complete list. Catherine is also interested in the purchase or consignment of prints and drawings.

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Arrangement for Drums, Benton Spruance

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Welcome to our virtual booth, a preview of our live fair at the Pierre Hotel in New York, November 4-7. You will see many new acquisitions, acquired from two private collections formed decades ago. Some of the highlights are prints by Martin Lewis, Paul Landacre, Childe Hassam, and works by renowned women artists Mabel Dwight, Wanda Gag, and Doris Lee. Of special interest are three outstanding works on paper by Benton Spruance which augment our extensive group of modernist Spruance lithographs. Using the same composition for his lithograph and painting, Design for America glorifies the dynamism of modern America. The gouaches exemplify Spruance's distinctive vibrant palette and exaggerated rhythmic curves. Highlights among our European prints include an impressionist etching by Camille Pissarro and a moody Hamburg Harbor etching by Emil Nolde. Additionally, we invite you to browse our critically-acclaimed interactive catalogue, Spirit of the American City: https://catherineburns.com/spirit which combines prints with historic multimedia information in a unique manner. We hope to see you at the 20-dealer fair at the Pierre Hotel in New York on November 4 - 7! Individual suites hosted by each dealer allow visitors to have luxurious, semi-private viewings without the crowds. For more information: https://mailchi.mp/1e3274bd54a0/prints_at_the_pierre

Catherine Burns

Benton Spruance

Arrangement for Drums

1941

9 3/8 x 14 5/8 inches

Lithograph in two colors, pale green and black, on wove paper with full margins and deckled edges. Printed by Theo Cuno.

Fine & Looney 191. Signed, titled and inscribed "Ed 35 for Marcia Friget(?)" in pencil.

Edition of 35.

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Anton Schutz

The Great White Way

1931

13 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches

Etching and aquatint on wove paper.

Illustrated in "Impressions of New York", Marilyn Symmes, illus. 102. Signed in pencil.

Extremely rare.

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Benton Spruance

Design for America

1934-35

15 1/2 x 25 3/4 inches
39.4 x 65.4 cm

Gouache on paper.

Hirschl and Alder Galleries, New York; Private Collection, New York

Signed lower right in the image.

The artist also made a lithograph of the same title and date (Fine & Looney 115).

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Paul Landacre

Growing Corn

1938

8 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches

Wood engraving on wove japanese paper.

Wien 209 ii/ii. Signed, titled and numbered 10/60 in pencil.

First edition of 60 (according to Wien, there were 59 signed impressions in the first edtion and 7 in the second).

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Death of a Forest, Paul Landacre

Diego Rivera

El niño del taco [Boy with Taco]

1932

16 1/2 x 12 inches

Lithograph on wove RIVES watermarked paper, full margins.

Signed, dated and numbered "No 4" in pencil.

Edition of 100. Printed by George Miller and issued by the Wehye Gallery, New York.

$18,600

Late Departure, Benton Spruance

George Bellows

Indoor Athlete, Second Stone

1921

5 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches

Lithograph on thin china paper.

Edition of 20. Rare. Signed and inscribed "Bolton Brown - imp" in pencil.

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