Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 73

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

Watercolor, gouache and pen and ink on paper, circa 1970. 280x210 mm; 11x8 1/4 inches. Signed in ink, lower right.

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

Born in Kingston, Arkansas, sculptor and painter Geraldine McCullough moved to Chicago when she was a child. McCullough attended the Art Institute of Chicago for both her undergraduate and graduate studies, receiving her BA in 1948 and her MA in art education in 1955. Originally trained as a painter, she adopted sculpture as her preferred medium after her husband Lester McCullough, Sr., a steel worker, introduced her to welding. Geraldine achieved international recognition with her steel and copper sculpture Phoenix, which received the George D. Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture in 1965. Her artwork has been in numerous museum exhibitions, including at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Californian African American Museum, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.