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Clifford Isaac ADDAMS (1876-1942) - 1912 Etching, Philadephia Street Scene

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A fine etching with graphite details, depicting a street scene in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, by the artist Clifford Isaac Addams (1876-1942). Addams creates movement and drama through the use of darker highlights and subtle settings. Dated 1912 and signed by the artist below the plate. Signed and dated and inscribed. On wove.


There is foxing and surface discolouration. There is a loss to the upper right corner, and a 5cm tear to the left edge, although this does not reach the print. Six other very small tears to the edge and general creasing.


15.9 x 13.2cm (6.3" x 5.2")
Sheet: 36.6 x 26.8cm (14.4" x 10.6")

Artist Biography

Clifford Isaac Addams (1876-1942) was a painter and etcher, born in New Jersey, USA. He was a pupil of Whistler and studied in Belgium, Holland, Spain, France, Italy and in London. He was a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers and the Brooklyn Society of Etchers. He showed at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia and during the early years of the century at the principal British venues including NEAC, GI and RHA. Addams won the first scholarship prize, $800, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 1899, and entered the art school of James McNeill Whistler in Paris. Following Whistler’s death he moved to London, and married Inez Bate, an English lady who also studied under Whistler. In 1920 he left his wife and family and returned to the USA where he was eventually elected President of the Philadelphia Society of Etchers, 1930.

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Code pm391
Artist Clifford Isaac ADDAMS (1876-1942)
Date 1912
Dimensions 15.9 x 13.2cm
Framed No
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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