Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 223

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

CLAUDE CLARK (1915 - 2001)

Scribe of Jive (Jivin' Scribe).
Carborundum etching. 156x273 mm; 6 1/8x10 3/4 inches, wide margins. Signed in pencil, lower right. 1941.

A very good, dark impression of this rare print - with a lithograph partially printed on the verso; another impression is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Claude Clark was an innovative painter and printmaker who was a colleague of Dox Thrash and Raymond Steth in the Philadelphia Fine Print Worshop and the WPA workshop from 1939-1942, where he helped develop carborundum etching. After winning a 4 year scholarship to the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art., he was later supported by Dr. Albert C. Barnes. In 1944 his painting Cutting Pattern was the second work by an African-American artist accepted into the Barnes Foundation, after Horace Pippin..