Sep 21, 2021 - Sale 2579

Sale 2579 - Lot 231

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

ALVIN ROSS (1920-1975)

Light Bulbs in Basket.
Oil on canvas mounted to panel. 185x250 mm; 7 1/2x9 3/4 inches. Signed in oil, lower right, and signed, titled and inscribed "#41171" and with dimensions in ink, verso. Circa 1960.

Provenance: Peridot Gallery, New York, with the label on the frame back.

Ross was born in Vineland, New Jersey, and graduated from the Tyler School of Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia in 1944. He also studied at the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania. In the late 1940s, he moved to New York where he studied with Louis Bouche, Franklin Watkins, Peggy Bacon and Earl Horter. Ross first traveled to Europe in 1949 and attended the Academia di Bella Arti in Florence, Italy in 1951. He later became the Chairman of the History of Art Department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and was a lecturer on the History of Art and Architecture at the New School for Social Research and the New York School of Interior Design, but spent much of his time in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he was president of the Art Association and Museum in the early 1970s.