Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 214

Price Realized: $ 552
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 400


Isadora Duncan.
Ink and watercolor on paper. 172x70 mm; 6 3/4x2 3/4 inches. Signed, A. Walkowitz, lower left.

Provenance: The Collection of Gladys and Tully Filmus; Thence by descent to the current owner.

As early as 1908, Abraham Walkowitz created modenist compositions radically advanced for an artist working in the Americas. Championed by Alfred Stieglitz, an influencial artist and art dealer of independent means, Walkowitz did not suffer the extreme hardships of so many in the decade between the depression and the second world war. His contribution to the New Deal came not from his brush and pallette, rather through his voice as an advocate for the expansion of programs to employ more young artists.