Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 63

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
CORRINE MITCHELL (1914 - 1993)
Man Hurrying Home.

Oil on burlap canvas, 1970. 864x711 mm; 34x28 inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto. Titled in pencil, verso.

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

Washington, DC painter and educator Corrine Mitchell was born and raised in rural Virginia. Mitchell earned an associates degree from St Paul's College and began teaching art in the Mecklenburg public schools in 1935. She later earned a BA degree at Virginia State College in education in 1951. Mitchell moved to Washington, DC in 1956 where she taught art in the Montgomery County Schools until her retirement in 1982. Mitchell was an active member of the DC Art Association in the 1970s and 80s and was included their annual exhibitions at the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture. She also was included in the large and important group exhibition Black Artists/South at the Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL in 1979. In 1992, she became the first African American artist to have a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Her career was also profiled in Dr. Leslie King-Hammond and bell hooks's 1995 survey Gumbo Ya Ya: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Women Artists. hook/King-Hammond p. 173.