Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
CHARLES SEBREE (1914 - 1985)
Untitled (Portrait).

Gouache and ink on thick wove paper, circa 1955-60. 514x317 mm; 20 1/4x12 1/2 inches. Signed in ink, lower left.

Provenance: the Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., Chicago.

Charles Sebree is best known for his enigmatic depictions of romantic, harlequin-like figures inspired by the theater and the art of Rouault and Picasso. 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.