May 20, 2021 - Sale 2569

Sale 2569 - Lot 24

Price Realized: $ 13,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000

Oil on canvasboard, 1940. 356x254 mm; 14x10 inches. Signed, Charles G. Shaw, and dated, 1940, on verso.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; Private collection, NY.

Charles Green Shaw was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group. Unlike many of his peers, he possessed the means to travel to Europe and witness Modernist art first hand in the studios and salons of Paris and beyond. This work is a great example of Shaw finding his own language within the greater conversation of expression through line, form, and color. A study for Sight is in the collection of The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, accession number 2015.19.2556.