Franklin Townsend Morgan (1883-1965) "Rotunda -- Franklin Institute."
1930s. 9 3/4 x 8. Etching. Signed and titled in pencil. Very good condition.
F. Townsend Morgan was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and educated at Pratt Institute and the Art Students League in Woodstock. Among his teachers were Dow, Bridgman and Pennell. His early professional career as a painter, printmaker and illustrator was in Philadelphia where he was associated with the Sketch Club, the Print Club and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His prints record many cities and famous sites throughout the United States and the West Indies. In 1934 he produced a famous series of social protest prints depicting the tenements of Pittsburgh. His works can be found in the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the New Jersey State Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Morgan was director of the Key West Art Center, Florida, from 1935 to 1941.
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