American (1900 – 1972)

Trains and Bridges, 1936

Hegyi 28. Lithograph on wove paper, full margins. Small unpublished edition, almost none of which were signed. Extremely rare.

12 ½ x 16 ⅝ inches   |   31.8 x 42.2 cm.

The Hungarian-born Gross-Bettelheim lived in the U.S. from 1925-1956. She studied painting at the Budapest School of Fine Art, the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, the Akademie der Bildenden Künst in Berlin, and the Académie de Grande Chaumière in Paris from 1922-24. In 1925 she married a Hungarian-born doctor, Frigyes Bettelheim and settled in Cleveland, relocating to New York City in 1938. Her work was widely exhibited in the U.S. throughout the 1930s and 40s. She returned to Hungary after 1956 where she died in 1972. Her bold lithographs reflect the early modernist influences of German Expressionism, Constructivism, and Cubism.