Jan 25, 2024 - Sale 2657

Sale 2657 - Lot 106

Price Realized: $ 15,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500


Mural Studies for the Marion, Iowa, Post Office (Pair).
i)Tempera on illustration board. Signed, Russell Sherman, on verso. 457x1016 mm; 18x40 inches.
ii)Pencil on paper. Signed, J.R. Sherman, lower right. 343x934 mm; 13½x36¾ 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).