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              • Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry
                Jan. 26, 2024

                Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry

                Est: $150 - $200

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. According to Rickard (1942, p.190), Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday was a common slogan (Hammond). The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block.Woodcut is a relief printing process in which carved raised shapes of wood are inked and then printed on paper. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run.Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions.13 drawings on one sheet, the largest approx. 2 x 2-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist
                Jan. 26, 2024

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase - the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday - was a common slogan. The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run. Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions. Offered here is a sheet containing 6 pencil drawings , the largest approx. 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • Carroll Thayer Berry (American, 1886-1978)
                Jan. 26, 2024

                Carroll Thayer Berry (American, 1886-1978)

                Est: $1,000 - $1,500

                Carroll Thayer Berry (American, 1886-1978) " Rock Salt Mine", 1945, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, 26 in. x 30 in., framed, overall 39 1/8 in. x 37 in. x 2 1/4 in.

                Neal Auction Company
              • Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry
                Jan. 11, 2024

                Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. According to Rickard (1942, p.???????????_?_190), Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase ?_the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday?_ was a common slogan (Hammond). The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block.Woodcut is a relief printing process in which carved raised shapes of wood are inked and then printed on paper. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run.Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions.Three drawings on one sheet, the largest approx. 2-1/8 x 2-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY- A Maine Farm
                Jan. 11, 2024

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY- A Maine Farm

                Est: $200 - $300

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as _THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is a graphite [pencil] drawing, unsigned, drawn on grayish tracing paper, image is approx. 11 x 12 in. plus margins. This is a study done for his wood engraving titled A MAINE FARM, done in 1976. It is #52 in the Carroll Thayer Berry Catalogue Raisonne by Elwyn Dearborn. He bought many Berry drawings and prints from us when he was alive. Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. As far as we know ALL DRAWINGS by Berry, to have reached the open market have come from our collection. VG

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist drawing
                Jan. 11, 2024

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist drawing

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is a single sheet containing 3 ORIGINAL graphite drawings, unsigned, each approx. 2-3/4 x 3-1/4 in. Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. ALL DRAWINGS by Berry, to have reached the open market have come from our collection. See scan.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist
                Jan. 11, 2024

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase - the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday - was a common slogan. The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block.Woodcut is a relief printing process in which carved raised shapes of wood are inked and then printed on paper. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run. Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions. Offered here are 4 pencil drawings on one sheet, the largest approx. 2 x 2-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry
                Dec. 28, 2023

                Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry

                Est: $150 - $200

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. According to Rickard (1942, p.190), Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday was a common slogan (Hammond). The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block.Woodcut is a relief printing process in which carved raised shapes of wood are inked and then printed on paper. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run.Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions.13 drawings on one sheet, the largest approx. 2 x 2-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing
                Dec. 28, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as _THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is a pencil drawing, unsigned, on transparent paper, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. VG

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing
                Dec. 28, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is an ORIGINAL drawing, unsigned, approx. 12 x 9 in., Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. As far as we know ALL DRAWINGS by Berry to have reached the open market have come from our collection. VG

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist
                Dec. 28, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase - the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday - was a common slogan. The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run. Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions. Offered here is a sheet containing 6 pencil drawings , the largest approx. 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist
                Nov. 30, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase - the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday - was a common slogan. The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block.Woodcut is a relief printing process in which carved raised shapes of wood are inked and then printed on paper. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run. Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions. Offered here are 4 pencil drawings on one sheet, the largest approx. 2 x 2-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing
                Nov. 30, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as _THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is a pencil drawing, unsigned, on transparent paper, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. VG

                East Coast Books
              • Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry
                Nov. 30, 2023

                Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry

                Est: $150 - $200

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. According to Rickard (1942, p.190), Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday was a common slogan (Hammond). The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block.Woodcut is a relief printing process in which carved raised shapes of wood are inked and then printed on paper. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run.Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions.13 drawings on one sheet, the largest approx. 2 x 2-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • Carroll Thayer Berry (Am. 1886-1978), "A Home Down East", Woodcut, framed under glass
                Nov. 18, 2023

                Carroll Thayer Berry (Am. 1886-1978), "A Home Down East", Woodcut, framed under glass

                Est: $300 - $500

                Carroll Thayer Berry (Am. 1886-1978) "A Home Down East" Woodcut, framed under glass Signed in plate and titled in pen l.l., signed in pen l.r. 12" x 13" sight, 21 1/8" x 25 1/4" framed

                Barridoff Auctions
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist
                Nov. 17, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase - the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday - was a common slogan. The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run. Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions. Offered here is a sheet containing 6 pencil drawings , the largest approx. 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing
                Nov. 17, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is an ORIGINAL drawing, unsigned, approx. 12 x 9 in., Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. As far as we know ALL DRAWINGS by Berry to have reached the open market have come from our collection. VG

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY- A Maine Farm
                Nov. 17, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY- A Maine Farm

                Est: $200 - $300

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as _THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is a graphite [pencil] drawing, unsigned, drawn on grayish tracing paper, image is approx. 11 x 12 in. plus margins. This is a study done for his wood engraving titled A MAINE FARM, done in 1976. It is #52 in the Carroll Thayer Berry Catalogue Raisonne by Elwyn Dearborn. He bought many Berry drawings and prints from us when he was alive. Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. As far as we know ALL DRAWINGS by Berry, to have reached the open market have come from our collection. VG

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist drawing
                Nov. 17, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist drawing

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is a single sheet containing 3 ORIGINAL graphite drawings, unsigned, each approx. 2-3/4 x 3-1/4 in. Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. ALL DRAWINGS by Berry, to have reached the open market have come from our collection. See scan.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)
                Nov. 10, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)

                Est: $300 - $400

                "Ebb Tide, Maine Coast", woodblock print on paper, pencil framed and titled, unframed, loose, sheet size: 12" x 16 1/4", impression: 10" x 12".

                Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)
                Nov. 10, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)

                Est: $250 - $350

                "At Anchor, Rockport, Maine Coast", woodblock print on paper, with blue-green color, pencil framed and titled, unframed, loose, sheet size: 15" x 16 3/4", impression: 11" x 12 1/2".

                Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)
                Nov. 10, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)

                Est: $300 - $400

                "Symbols of a Past", woodblock print on paper, (with brick color), pencil framed and titled, unframed, loose, sheet size: 14" x 17", impression: 10 3/4" x 12 3/4".

                Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)
                Nov. 10, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)

                Est: $300 - $400

                "Sailing Day, Camden - Maine Coast", black and green woodcut, signed in print and pencil signed with title, in molded mahogany frame, matted under UV glass, OS: 19 1/2" x 23 1/2", image size: 13" x 10". Light bend upper left corner.

                Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)
                Nov. 10, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)

                Est: $300 - $400

                "Owls Head Light - Maine Coast", black and white woodcut, signed in print and pencil signed with titled, in black box frame, matted under UV glass, OS: 18" x 21", image size: 9" x 12".

                Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)
                Nov. 10, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)

                Est: $200 - $300

                "Hillside Farm - Maine", woodblock print, pencil signed and titled in lower margin, also signed lower right in print, unframed, sheet: 13 3/4" x 19 3/4", image: 7 1/2" x 9 3/4". Sheet toned; foxing. This image was used on the cover of Down East Magazine, April 1960.

                Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)
                Nov. 10, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)

                Est: $300 - $500

                "Between Forest and Sky - Maine Coast", woodblock print, pencil signed and titled in lower margin, also signed lower right in print, housed in an ebonized wooden frame with mat, glazed, OS: 20 1/2" x 17", image: 12" x 9".

                Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)
                Nov. 10, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)

                Est: $300 - $500

                "'Smack is in' - Maine Coast", woodblock print, pencil signed and titled in lower margin, also signed lower left in print, housed in an ebonized wooden frame with mat, glazed, OS: 18" x 15", image: 9 1/2" x 7".

                Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)
                Nov. 10, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)

                Est: $300 - $500

                "Ebb Tide - Maine Coast", woodblock print, pencil signed and titled in lower margin, also signed lower right in print, housed in an ebonized wooden frame with mat, glazed, OS: 18" x 19 1/2", image: 10" x 12".

                Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)
                Nov. 10, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)

                Est: $300 - $500

                "Port Clyde - Maine", woodblock print, pencil signed and titled in lower margin, also with B monogram lower right in print, housed in an ebonized wooden frame with mat, glazed, OS: 16 1/2" x 18", image: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2".

                Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)
                Nov. 10, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (ME, 1886-1978)

                Est: $300 - $500

                "Windjammer in Rockport - Maine Coast", woodblock print, pencil signed and titled in lower margin, also signed lower left in print, housed in an ebonized wooden frame with mat, glazed, OS: 17" x 18 1/2", image: 10" x 12".

                Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist
                Nov. 02, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase - the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday - was a common slogan. The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block.Woodcut is a relief printing process in which carved raised shapes of wood are inked and then printed on paper. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run. Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions. Offered here are 4 pencil drawings on one sheet, the largest approx. 2 x 2-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing
                Nov. 02, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as _THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is a pencil drawing, unsigned, on transparent paper, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. VG

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing
                Nov. 02, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is an ORIGINAL drawing, unsigned, approx. 12 x 9 in., Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. As far as we know ALL DRAWINGS by Berry to have reached the open market have come from our collection. VG

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY Hampton Boat Fisherman–Maine Coast.
                Nov. 02, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY Hampton Boat Fisherman–Maine Coast.

                Est: $1,500 - $2,500

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY Hampton Boat Fisherman–Maine Coast. Color woodcut on fibrous Japan paper, circa 1945-50. 227x343 mm; 9x13 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. A superb impression of this extremely scarce woodcut with richly-inked, strong colors. Berry (1886-1978) was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, and attended the University of Michigan, intending to become a marine engineer. After graduation, he returned to New England and joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was soon working on the construction of the Panama Canal. He returned to the U.S. after contracting malaria in Panama, and started attending classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, eventually becoming a commercial artist in New York. In 1917, he volunteered for service in the U.S. Army in World War I and worked in the Camouflage Division. After the war, Berry settled in Chicago and worked as a commercial artist and illustrator. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II and bought a home in Rockport, Maine, near which Berry maintained a studio equipped with a printing press, from where he honed his printmaking skills, including color woodcut and linoleum cuts. The current woodcut was likely produced in a very small edition, with Berry having carved multiple blocks for each of the colors used in the image.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY- A Maine Farm
                Oct. 26, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY- A Maine Farm

                Est: $200 - $300

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as _THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is a graphite [pencil] drawing, unsigned, drawn on grayish tracing paper, image is approx. 11 x 12 in. plus margins. This is a study done for his wood engraving titled A MAINE FARM, done in 1976. It is #52 in the Carroll Thayer Berry Catalogue Raisonne by Elwyn Dearborn. He bought many Berry drawings and prints from us when he was alive. Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. As far as we know ALL DRAWINGS by Berry, to have reached the open market have come from our collection. VG

                East Coast Books
              • Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry
                Oct. 26, 2023

                Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry

                Est: $150 - $200

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. According to Rickard (1942, p.190), Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday was a common slogan (Hammond). The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block.Woodcut is a relief printing process in which carved raised shapes of wood are inked and then printed on paper. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run.Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions.13 drawings on one sheet, the largest approx. 2 x 2-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist
                Oct. 17, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase - the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday - was a common slogan. The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run. Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions. Offered here is a sheet containing 6 pencil drawings , the largest approx. 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry
                Oct. 17, 2023

                Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. According to Rickard (1942, p.???????????_?_190), Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase ?_the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday?_ was a common slogan (Hammond). The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block.Woodcut is a relief printing process in which carved raised shapes of wood are inked and then printed on paper. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run.Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions.Three drawings on one sheet, the largest approx. 2-1/8 x 2-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist
                Oct. 12, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase - the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday - was a common slogan. The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block.Woodcut is a relief printing process in which carved raised shapes of wood are inked and then printed on paper. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run. Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions. Offered here are 4 pencil drawings on one sheet, the largest approx. 2 x 2-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing
                Oct. 12, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as _THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is a pencil drawing, unsigned, on transparent paper, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. VG

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist drawing
                Oct. 12, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist drawing

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is a single sheet containing 3 ORIGINAL graphite drawings, unsigned, each approx. 2-3/4 x 3-1/4 in. Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. ALL DRAWINGS by Berry, to have reached the open market have come from our collection. See scan.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist
                Sep. 21, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase - the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday - was a common slogan. The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run. Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions. Offered here is a sheet containing 6 pencil drawings , the largest approx. 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing
                Sep. 21, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is an ORIGINAL drawing, unsigned, approx. 12 x 9 in., Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. As far as we know ALL DRAWINGS by Berry to have reached the open market have come from our collection. VG

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY- A Maine Farm
                Sep. 21, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY- A Maine Farm

                Est: $200 - $300

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as _THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is a graphite [pencil] drawing, unsigned, drawn on grayish tracing paper, image is approx. 11 x 12 in. plus margins. This is a study done for his wood engraving titled A MAINE FARM, done in 1976. It is #52 in the Carroll Thayer Berry Catalogue Raisonne by Elwyn Dearborn. He bought many Berry drawings and prints from us when he was alive. Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. As far as we know ALL DRAWINGS by Berry, to have reached the open market have come from our collection. VG

                East Coast Books
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist
                Sep. 21, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase - the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday - was a common slogan. The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block.Woodcut is a relief printing process in which carved raised shapes of wood are inked and then printed on paper. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run. Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions. Offered here are 4 pencil drawings on one sheet, the largest approx. 2 x 2-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry
                Sep. 21, 2023

                Rare Sketches by Carroll Thayer Berry

                Est: $150 - $200

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine, where his father was a dairy farmer. In 1905, reluctant to follow a farming career, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, with the intention of becoming a marine engineer. After completing his undergraduate work, he moved back to New England, where he worked as a mechanical draftsman for an engineering firm in Massachusetts. In 1910, Berry joined an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and was sent to Panama to participate in the construction of the Panama Canal. After a year, however, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the United States to recuperate. While in the U.S., he began to take art classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Subsequently, when Berry was sent back to Panama as an inspector of construction, government officials were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they commissioned him instead to paint a series of large murals of the Canal's construction for the walls of the administrative building. When Berry returned to the U.S. in 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. Soon after, he married, and he and his wife raised a son. In 1917, when the U.S. entered World War I, he volunteered for service. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and assigned to camouflage. According to Rickard (1942, p.190), Berry was one of the first seven officers (nearly all of whom were either artists or architects) attached to the American Camouflage Corps, along with Homer Saint-Gaudens, Evarts Tracy, Aymar Embury, Andre Smith, Lawrence Hitt and Victor White. In December 1918, he and his unit were shipped to France (Behrens 2009), where they spent the remainder of the war. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. He also met his second wife, Janet Laura Scott, a successful illustrator, who later designed Raggedy Andy dolls and books about the Bobbsey Twins. During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine. Their home became a meeting place for craftsmen and artists of the region. Meanwhile, with World War II on the horizon, the Bath Iron Works commissioned Berry to document (through a series of paintings) their construction of fighting ships for the U.S. Navy. These oil paintings depict the shipyard in full production, at a time when the phrase the delivery of a destroyer every other Friday was a common slogan (Hammond). The Berrys sold their house in Wiscasset following World War II. They bought a home in Rockport, Maine, as well as an old three-story brick building on Main Street (just a short walk from their home), which served as Berry's studio for the rest of his life. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block.Woodcut is a relief printing process in which carved raised shapes of wood are inked and then printed on paper. Berry would sometimes carve multiple wood blocks for a single print, each block being inked with a different color, such as a beige, blue, orange and so on. Realizing the great demand for some of his prints, he sometimes produced large editions, or returned to reprint the editions. Other works, in less demand, were never reprinted after the first run.Berry's work is sometimes said to fall within three distinct periods: His early linocuts and oil paintings are experimental, and reflect the changing artistic trends of the early 1900s. In the era of the Depression, he turned to the more affordable medium of the woodblock, which eventually evolved into the iconic style of his wood engravings. Finally, around 1973, his interests shifted to Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry, a system of proportion and natural design that promoted the use of geometry in artistic compositions.13 drawings on one sheet, the largest approx. 2 x 2-1/2 in. Image areas very good. Unsigned as almost all, if not all of his drawings were.

                East Coast Books
              • Carroll Thayer Berry, American, 1886-1978
                Sep. 10, 2023

                Carroll Thayer Berry, American, 1886-1978

                Est: $100 - $200

                Hampton Boat Fisherman - Maine, Woodcut On Paper Print, Pencil Titled And Signed Lower Margin, Sight 10 X 14 Inches, Under Glass With Silk Mat And Painted Wood Frame. 18 X 22 X 0.5 Inches, Paper Toned, Frame Dented. See Photos.

                J. Garrett Auctioneers
              • CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing
                Sep. 07, 2023

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY Drawing

                Est: $100 - $150

                CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as _THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Offered here is a pencil drawing, unsigned, on transparent paper, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. Guaranteed authentic without a time limit to the original purchaser. VG

                East Coast Books
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