Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 52

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(ART.) Loïs Mailou Jones. Original portrait of activist Sue Bailey Thurman, done for the 1942 "Twelve American Women" calendar. Ink and wash drawing, 15 x 12 inches (13 x 9 3/4 inches to sight), signed by the artist "L.M. Jones," taped into original 20 3/4 x 16 1/2-inch paper mat featuring a hand-lettered caption and ink illustration (also by Jones?), with small printed calendar for April 1942 laid down; moderate wear to mat. Np, [1941]

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The subject, Sue Bailey Thurman (1903-1996), is here described as a "Promoter of Intercultural Relations." An extended biographical paragraph describes her work connecting Black culture with India and Latin America. She met with Mahatma Gandhi and was later instrumental in conveying his teachings on nonviolent resistance to Martin Luther King, Jr.