Jun 04, 2020 - Sale 2535

Sale 2535 - Lot 26

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
CHARLES SEBREE (1914 - 1985)
Untitled (Two Figures).

Oil on gessoed masonite board, circa 1945-50. 305x254 mm; 12x10 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.

Provenance: private collection,New York.

Charles Sebree is known for these enigmatic paintings of romantic, harlequin-like figures inspired by the theater and the art of Rouault and Picasso. Born in Kentucky, Sebree emerged as a young member of the Chicago art scene in the 1930s. With his Englewood High School classmates Margaret Burroughs, Eldzier Cortor and Charles White, he studied under George Neal as a member of the Arts Crafts Guild. Sebree worked for the Illinois Federal Art Project in the WPA easel painting division from 1936-38. He also taught at the Southside Community Art Center with Burroughs, Cortor and White.