Oct 05, 2017 - Sale 2456

Sale 2456 - Lot 69

Price Realized: $ 16,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
BERNARD HARMON (1935 - 1989)
Musician Boy.

Oil on masonite board, 1968. 1016x914 mm; 40x36 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower left.

Provenance: private collection, Pennslyvania.

A native Philadelphian, Bernard Harmon was a graduate of both the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Tyler School of Art at Temple University, where he focused on portraiture. He worked for 32 years as an arts educator in Philadelphia - teaching art at Drexel University, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and in high schools throughout Philadelphia. He and Frederic Bacon helped Randall J. Craig organize the important exhibition and catalogue Afro-American Artists, 1800-1969, produced by the Division of Art Education of the School District of Philadelphia in cooperation with the Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center.