Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 80

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
BERNARD HARMON (1935 - 1989)
Untitled (Young Man and Woman in a Striped Dress).

Oil on board, circa 1970. 1067x914 mm; 42x36 inches.

Provenance: private collection, Pennslyvania.

This expressive and captivating double portrait is an excellent example of the painting of Philadelphian artist Bernard Harmon. A graduate of the Philadelphia Museum School (BFA) and Tyler School of Art at Temple University (MFA), Harmon studied painting with a focus on portraiture early in his studies. He then 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.