Joseph Di Gemma Halftone, Lithograph and Woodcut of Genre Scenes
Joseph di Gemma (New York, 1910-2005)
In the Burma Jungles, 1945; In the Burma Jungle, late 20th century; The Farmer, late 20th century
One lithograph on paper; one halftone on paper; one woodcut on paper
Signed to the lower left and right and in plate.
In the Burma Jungle inscribed “100 imp.” to the lower left; each lithograph is inscribed with attributes to the verso
A.F.A exhibition label and Salmagundi Club label are present to the verso of the lithographs
Joseph Paul Di Gemma was born in New York City in 1910. He studied art at both the Pratt Institute and the Art Students League, as well as earning a bachelor’s degree in art education from New York University, and a master’s degree from Queens College. He went on to teach in the New York City public High School of Art and Design and was an instructor at the Art League of Long Island. Di Gemma’s book, Lumiprinting: A New Graphic Art, was published in 1942, and his engravings reside in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Astor-Lenox Collection, and the Smithsonian Institute. As WWII commenced, Di Gemma served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a combat artist, sailing to the Far East and many of his paintings from his tour were exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry in New York.
- wear, discoloration, and staining to the matting of one lithograph; mold spotting; discoloration and staining to one lithograph paper; staining to the lithograph mount; mold spotting and staining to the woodcut.
- measures largest.