Delightful, exuberant lithograph of children skipping and racing around a grand old tree. This lithograph was the work of Lawrence Beall Smith (1902-1989) an American painter, sculptor, lithographer and illustrator. Smith studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He had a strong national reputation helped by his one-man exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 1941. Smith served as a war correspondent during World War II covering Europe.
Children were a major theme in Smith’s lithographic art. From 1940 – 1970 he was commissioned a number of times by the Associated American Artists. Smith was one of the A.A.A.’s most prodigious artists contributing his sought after lithographs for upwards of three decades. “Frolic” (created in 1948) was published by the Associated American Artists in a limited edition of 250.
11 x 14.5 inches sheet
Signed in pencil Lawrence Beall Smith lower right