Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 80

Price Realized: $ 13,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
GEORGE L. WILSON (1930 - 2003)
Tender Care.

Oil on linen canvas, 1971. 1016x736 mm; 40x30 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower left.

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

Illustrated: Ebony, December, 1973, p. 42.

This large oil is an excellent example of the painting of George Lewis Wilson. A New York figurative painter, Wilson is best known for these sensitive depictions of children from the 1970s. Born in Windsor, NC, he lived and worked in the Bronx, New York. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Contemporary Afro-American Arts, the Brooklyn Museum in 1968, Harlem Artists 69 at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 1969, and the Third Annual Atlanta Life Open in 1983. He also frequently exhibited at the Spiral Gallery and the Dorsey Gallery, both in Brooklyn, NY. His paintings are in the collections of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, and Howard University, Washington, DC.