Oct 06, 2016 - Sale 2424

Sale 2424 - Lot 148

Price Realized: $ 55,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
COLUMBUS KNOX (1923 - 1999)

Acrylic on cotton canvas, 1989. 1067x635 mm; 42x25 inches. Signed in acrylic, lower left.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Philadelphia.

Columbus Knox was a Philadelphia-based artist who earned a scholarship to the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. However, his studies were interrupted when he was enlisted in the military during WWII. He became a painter and frequently exhibited at the annual Rittenhouse show while working as an art director in various government agencies. Knox's work has also been exhibited at the African American Museum, Philadelphia, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Federal Reserve.