Bernard BRUSSEL-SMITH

Bernard Brussel-Smith (1914-1989) proved that being called a one-trick-pony does not need to be pejorative.  A lifelong New Yorker, he was introduced early in his artistic education to wood engraving.  It became a technique to which he dedicated his life.  Both in black and white, and in color, he created extremely fine compositions, printed with great care.  Biblical scenes and landscapes are his most common themes.  He was particularly inspired by the summer vacations he spent in the South of France.  His family and he spent many a summer in Collonges-la-Rouge.  Brussel-Smith also carved quite a bit for illustrational purposes, as such bringing back the technique to its roots.
Bernard Brussel-Smith - Buzz Saw - wood engraving
$400

Buzz Saw

BRUSSEL-SMITH, Bernard

Wood engraving on white wove paper.Edition of 50.Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.

Bernard Brussel-Smith - Shore Leave - wood engraving
$900

Shore Leave

BRUSSEL-SMITH, Bernard

Wood engraving on white wove paper.Edition of 50.Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.

Bernard Brussel-Smith - Street in Collonges -color wood engraving
$600

Street in Collonges

BRUSSEL-SMITH, Bernard

Color wood engraving on laid paper. Edition of 75. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. 

Bernard Brussel-Smith - City Scene I - wood engraving
$500

City Scene I

BRUSSEL-SMITH, Bernard

Wood engraving on white wove paper. Edition of 100. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. 

Bernard Brussel-Smith - Self Portrait - wood engraving
$400

Self Portrait

BRUSSEL-SMITH, Bernard

Wood engraving on white wove paper. Edition of 100. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.