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, it is Margolies’ modernist aquatints of New York that are highly regarded, not the traditional snowy landscapes also sold by Associated American Artists which were much more popular in his lifetime.