Edgar Allen Poe Etching by Jack Coughlin - Limited Edition of 10
Here we have a very rare etching of Edgar Allen Poe by Jack Coughlin. The listed artist only made ten black and white etchings, and the vibe definitely fits the Macabre Master. This rare print is #10 of 10. The artwork is signed and titled "Edgar Allen Poe." I believe this vintage print was created in the early 1970s.
Here's a short bio on Mr. Coughlin courtesy of Wikipedia: ________________________________________
Jack Coughlin (born 1932, Connecticut, USA) is an artist of Irish-American heritage who is best known for his portraits of literary figures and musicians. As a figurative artist and member of the National Academy of Design, Coughlin’s work is in many prominent collections including the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Collection of Fine Arts in Washington D.C., the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences in Virginia, the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, the University of Colorado, the Philadelphia Free Public Library, Staedelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfort, Germany, and the New University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
Born in Greenwich, Connecticut Coughlin studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Students League of New York. Although Coughlin’s education coincided with the heyday of Abstract Expressionism, he has always been drawn to figurative traditions in European and American art.
Coughlin's portraits are regularly commissioned for the New Republic magazine and have been published in several volumes of poetry in Ireland and the United States.However, in prints and drawings from the 1960s to the present, he has also pursued a vein of imagery that is much less naturalistic and that explores a range of sources, from the anatomical drawings of George Stubbs to the grotesque hybrids of European printmakers like Francisco Goya and Martin Schongauer. In many metamorphic, dream like images, absurd and mysterious juxtapositions of the human and animal join in an irrational evolutionary journey. Here his automatic drawing practice is akin to that of the Surrealists and is wed to his interests in the existential wordplay of Samuel Beckett. _______________________________________
The unframed artwork measures 15" x 12.5". The rare etching is on thick cream paper. There dealer markings in the top right corner and middle bottom. There is a small stain in the bottom left corner. There is evidence of previous framing (see slight discoloration). Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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Edgar was The Man. He knows the what's in your Tell Tale Heart. His stare will never end as he hangs on your wall. Sweet! Don't miss out.