Oct 09, 2014 - Sale 2359

Sale 2359 - Lot 61

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
ALLAN FREELON (1895 - 1960)
Number One, Broad Street.

Aquatint on cream laid paper, 1935. 305x254 mm; 12x10 inches, full margins. Edition of 50. Signed, titled, numbered 50, inscribed "Imp." and dedicated "To George and Harriett with sincere regards 2/6/35" in pencil, lower margin.

While exhibiting his Impressionist landscape paintings at the Harmon Foundation in New York during the 1920s, Freelon became the first African American to become a member of the Print Club of Philadelphia in 1921. He often exhibited prints at the Tra Club and the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia in the late 1930s and 1940s. Freelon also worked with Earl Horter and Dox Thrash, Philadelphia's best known printmakers at the time. His prints are found in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia.