Pedro J. de Lemos (1882-1954)

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Pedro J. de Lemos -
"The Sunset Mountain"
9.5" x 10"
Color lithograph
Signed L. R.
Titled in pencil lower left
Signed in pencil lower right

Pedro J. de Lemos was the last nationally recognized leader of the American Arts & Crafts Movement.

On lithograph:

"In the traditional lithographic process the artist paints or draws his design with a greasy ink or crayon on a flat slab of special limestone, which is then treated with a chemical solution (normally a mixture of mild acid and gum arabic) that penetrates just the pores of the surface not protected by the design…for multicolor printing a separate stone is used for each color. The lithographic press requires individual rollers for ink and for water."

Source: Pedro de Lemos/Lasting Impressions: Works on Paper, 1910-1945, by Robert W. Edwards/2015