Oct 08, 2009 - Sale 2189

Sale 2189 - Lot 22

Price Realized: $ 7,800
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
LAURA WHEELER WARING (1887 - 1948)
Corner of Laura Wheeler Waring's Studio, Cheyney, PA.

Watercolor, circa 1940. 305x393 mm; 12x15 1/2 inches. Signed in watercolor, lower left.

Provenance: estate of the artist; Milton Morris James, Yeadon, PA; private collection.

Exhibited: Philadelphia African Americans: Color, Class, and Style, 1840-1940, Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, PA, Apri
l 4 - July 8, 1988.

Illustrated: Philadelphia African Americans: Color, Class, and Style, 1840-1940, Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies. Philadelphia, PA, fig. 281, pg. 91.

We have found only one other painting at auction by this important artist. This watercolor offers a fascinating and intimate view of the artist's studio in Cheyney, PA. Upon returning from her studies in Paris in 1928, Waring organized and directed both the music and art departments at the historically black Cheyney State Teachers College in Pennsylvania, now called Cheyney University. Her work is found in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Howard University, all in Washington, DC.
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