Clement Haupers (1900-1982), Induction, aquatint and etching, 1945, signed, titled, dated and inscribed “ed 75”. In excellent condition, printed in black on a heavy ivory wove paper with full margins and deckle edges all around, presumably printed in an edition of 75,  10 5/8 x 6 3/4, the sheet 14 3/4 x 11 inches, archival matting.

A fine fresh impression, with the various aquatint tonalities contrasting vividly.

This World War II scene portrays a doctor giving an inductee a physical exam, presumably checking on reflexes, as two other nude inductees are seen in the rear.

Haupers studied in Paris with the Cubist painter André Llote, who influenced his style and perspective. Upon completing his studies in France, Haupers returned to Minnesota where he became an influential teacher at the St. Paul School of Art. He rose to prominence in 1935 as the state and regional director of the New Deal’s Federal Art Project in Minnesota, which hired unemployed artists to decorate public buildings and parks. In 1981 Clement Bernard Haupers was the first recipient of the “Minnesotan of the Year” award. He was born and died in the same house in St. Paul.