Jan 25, 2024 - Sale 2657

Sale 2657 - Lot 107

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800


Mural Studies, (Pair).
i) Watercolor on illustration board. Signed, Russell Sherman, on verso. Inscribed, Panel No. 8 / Mail carrier and transfering Mail & Passengers from Train to Stage, at bottom margin. 140x394 mm; 5½x15½ inches.
ii) Watercolor on paper. Signed, J.R. Sherman, lower left. 165x419 mm; 6½x16½ inches.

Born in Iowa and rasied in Colorado, James Russell Sherman would find his was to the Kansas City Art Institute, and eventually the Art Students League in New York City. At the League he was a student of legendary painter and muralist, Thomas Hart Benton. In 1938 Sherman completed a mural for the downtown Valentine Station Post Office, located in Loveland Colorado. This project was funded through the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, (TSFA).