Feb 04 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2557 -

Sale 2557 - Lot 29

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

CECIL C. BELL (1906-1970)


Lower East Side, New York.
Lithograph. 293x381 mm; 11 1/2x15 inches, full margins. Signed by the artist's widow, dated and numbered 13/30 in pencil, lower margin. 1936.

A superb impression of this extremely scarce lithograph.

Born in Seattle, Bell studied at the Art Institute of Chicago before moving to New York in 1930. In New York, Bell painted everyday scenes of city life and studied at the Art Students League with John Sloan (1871-1951) while working in advertising (most notably for the Donut Corporation). In 1936, the Whitney Museum of American Art purchased Bell's watercolor, Ice Skaters, Central Park along with several works by WPA artists.