Horter, Earl [Drexel Co's. New Banking House at Fifteenth and Walnut Streets]

Horter, Earl [Drexel Co's. New Banking House at Fifteenth and Walnut Streets]

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Earl Horter.  (1881-1940).   [Drexel & Co's New Banking House at Fifteenth and Walnut Streets].  From A New Home for an Old House.

Philadelphia: Drexel & Co., 1927.  8 x 5 1/4 (image).  Etching.  Signed in pencil by the artist.  Minor foxing in margins not affecting image. Very good condition. 
 

Illustrator and etcher, Earl Horter worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He was a member of the Society of Illustrators in 1910, exhibited at Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915, the Art Institute of Chicago in 1932, and in 1932 and 1938 won prizes at exhibition of prints at the Philadelphia Print Club.  He specialized in American landscape prints, both urban and historical.  In 1999 the Philadelphia Museum of Art mounted a major exhibition on Horter's life and works.  The accompanying catalog, Mad for Modernism. Earl Horter and His Collection by Ennis Howe Shoemaker (Philadelphia, 1999) explains and illustrates his influence as artist, teacher, writer and companion for so many in his times.