Printmaker, painter and illustrator, George Kenneth Hartwell was born in Fitchberg, Massachusetts. He studied at the Art Students’ League in New York City under Kenneth Hayes Miller, Edward Hopper and George Bellows. His work was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago (1923), the Society of Independent Artists (1923), Salons of America (1928 and 1934), Library of Congress (1944-46), the Laguna Beach Art Association (1945 and 1946) and the Carnegie Institute (1945), For many years Hartwell worked as an illustrator for Century, Scribners and Theatre Arts. He was also a member of the United Scenic Artists. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Toronto Museum of Fine Arts.
Slack Wire Walker (Circus) (Madison Square Garden Show, N.Y. City), 1933
Edition not stated. Signed and dated in pencil. Signed with the artist’s monogram in the stone, lower left; dated in the stone, lower left.
Fine watermarked wove paper with full margins.