Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 125

Price Realized: $ 1,105
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200

EUGENE HIGGINS (1874-1958)

24th Street, New York Night.
Watercolor on paper. 570x385 mm; 22 3/4x15 1/4 inches. Signed in watercolor, lower left recto.

Provenance: ACA American Masters Gallery, Los Angeles, with the original label; private collection, New York.

Higgins was born and raised in Missouri and studied at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts before continuing his studies in Paris at l'École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian. After returning to the United States, Higgins set up his studio in New York. He worked in a social realist style, depicting sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden. In the late 1930s and early 1940s he was engaged by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts to paint murals in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee and Shawano, Wisconsin.