Feb 23, 2010 - Sale 2203

Sale 2203 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 1,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
CHARLES SEBREE (1911 - 1985)
Untitled (Head).

Color crayons and black ink on thin wove paper, 1936. 203x192 mm; 8x6 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower left.

Drawn on a sheet of stationery with "Work Ticket" printed on the verso.

Provenance: private Chicago collection.

Charles Sebree is best known for his paintings of harlequins and theatrical subjects. Born in Kentucky, Sebree emerged as a member of the Chicago art scene, working for the Illinois Federal Art Project in the WPA easel painting division from 1936-38. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and taught at the Southside Community Art Center with Margaret Burroughs and Eldzier Cortor before moving to New York in 1940. Today, his work is found in the collections of the St. Louis Art Museum, Howard University and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.