NEW YORK.- Fine Art Prints dealer Sylvan Cole, 87, died in Manhattan, reported The New York Times. He specialized in American prints and drawings of the 19th and 20th centuries. He was the director of the Sylvan Cole Gallery in Manhattan. He represented artists such as Grant Wood, Edward Hopper, Raphael Soyer, Milton Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, Stuart Davis, Childe Hassam, and James McNeill Whistler.
Sylvan Cole also wrote books and catalogues raisonnés. Among them are: "Raphael Soyer: 50 Years of Printmaking" (Da Capo, 1978); "Will Barnet: Etchings, Lithographs, Woodcuts, Serigraphs, 1932-1972" (Associated American Artists, 1972); and "Grant Wood: The Lithographs" (Associated American Artists, 1984, edited by Susan Teller).