Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 37

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

EUGENE HIGGINS (1874-1958)

Farm Workers.
Watercolor and pencil on paper. 1145x895 mm; 45x35 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in watercolor, lower right recto. 1944.

Provenance: 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.