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Sale IT170 Lot 8009

JAMES ARCHIBALD HOUSTON (CANADIAN, 1921-2005)
NIVIAKSIAK
Woodcut: 14 x 10 3/4 in. (sight)
Framed; lower left inscribed: NIVIAKSIAK; lower center inscribed: Woodcut 30/1; lower right inscribed and signed: Cape Moret Baffin 15. 59 J Houston

Note: James Archibald Houston (1921-2005) was a friend of the Houghtons and introduced them to the Inuit art. Houston was credited "as the person who brought Inuit artwork, particularly their ancient art of stone carving, to the attention of collectors and museums, and it was Houston who introduced Inuit to the art of printmaking. Because of his efforts, the Inuits had prosperity and the outside world had new forms of art. He was also an author, film maker, designer, painter, and for 40 years, a designer for Steuben/Corning Glass for whom he created more than 120 pieces." (https://www.askart.com/artist_bio/James_Archibald_Houston/126425/James_Archibald_Houston.aspx)


Provenance: Estate of Nina Rodale Houghton, wife of the late Arthur A. Houghton,
President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Carmichael Farm, Queenstown, Maryland
Estimate $150-300

Sold for $350.00


 
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