Edgar Yaeger Drawings and Ephemera, Mid-20th Century
Edgar Yaeger (American, 1904-1997)
Untitled (sketches, studies, ephemera), mid-20th century
Graphite drawings on paper
Some pieces signed
This lot includes sketches and studies for car parts and mechanics, poster and flyer designs, and a sketch of the artist’s grandfather’s house completed at age 4.
Known for his modern abstract style and his WPA murals of the Depression era, Yaeger was influenced by European modernists such as Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, and Giorgio de Chirico. Yaeger’s work has been exhibited at many institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, among others.
- varying degrees of wear throughout each piece, including toning, discolorations, loss, smudges and accretions, creases and handling wear.
- measures largest sheet.