Where the West Begins (Chicago)

Where the West Begins (Chicago). Alternative title: Chicago, Opera and News Building

Etching, 1932. 195×230 mm; 7 3/4×9 inches. Edition of only 28. Signed, inscribed “1st proof, final state”, titled and dated (June 28, 1932) in pencil, lower margin. Czestochowski 41.

A fine impression, in excellent condition.

This print was noted in Fine Prints of the Year 1933.

Geerlings was trained as an architect; this is evident in the fine structuring of his compositions, which generally adhere to the details of his subject matter, although like Charles Meryon he occasionally made “corrections” of reality in the interest of aesthetics.