May 19, 2022 - Sale 2605

Sale 2605 - Lot 126

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500

HUGO GELLERT (1892-1985)


38 1/4x25 inches, 97x63 1/2 cm.
Condition B+: small tears and slight darkening at edges; tape on verso; creases in margins and image and along horizontal fold. Paper.

Hungarian-born Gellert arrived in the United States with his family when he was 14 years old. He became a painter, printmaker and muralist. An avowed Socialist and eventually a member of the Communist party, his work is overtly political, but Gellert also worked as a staff artist for New Yorker Magazine and the New York Times in the 1920s. He is considered to be among the most influential American politcal artists in the era between the wars. The Daily Worker, published by the Communist Party USA, went into print in 1924 and ceased publication in 1958. Originally printed in Chicago, the publication moved its headquarters to New York City in 1927.