Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 201

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

JARED FRENCH (1905-1988)

Three Girls.
Etching. 358x130 mm; 14 1/8x5 inches, full margins. Signed in pencil, lower right, titled and inscribed "Edition of 25" and "Jared French--5 St. Luke's Pl. N.Y.C." in pencil, lower left. 1930.

A very good impression of this extremely scarce etching.

French studied under Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) at the Art Students League in New York, where he met fellow pupil and lifelong friend Paul Cadmus (1904-1999). French and Cadmus worked for the for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. Both received mural commissions for the lobby of the Parcel Post Building in Richmond, Virginia, completed in 1939. French also executed a mural for the lobby of the Plymouth Post Office in Pennsylvania in 1938.