Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 131

Price Realized: $ 1,690
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 700

CECIL C. BELL (1906-1970)

Under the El.
Gouache and pencil on cream wove paper. 211x270 mm; 8 1/4x10 5/8 inches. Signed in pencil, lower edge. Circa 1940.

Provenance: The Estate of Evelyne Z. Daitz, New York.

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.