American (1897 – 1978)
Builders of Babylon, 1939
Etching and aquatint on wove paper.
Edition of 250 published by the Associated American Artists, New York. Signed in pencil.
14 ¼ x 11 inches | 36.2 x 27.9 cm
From Margolies’ 25th floor studio, he had a bird’s eye view of the construction of the Empire State Building, his inspiration for this print, and “Men of Steel”. Today, Samuel Margolies is remembered as one of the talented depression-era American artists.