Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 25

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
JIMMIE LEE MOSELY (1927 - 1974)
Migration #1.

Watercolor on wove paper, 1965. 457x635 mm; 18x25 inches. Signed and dated "Jan. 65" in ink, lower right.

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

Born in Lakeland, Florida, painter, printmaker, ceramicist and art educator Jimmie Lee Mosely began his college studies at Florida A&M in 1947. He transferred to Texas State University for Negroes (now Texas Southern University), and became its first student to graduate with a BFA degree in art education. In 1951, he joined the Maryland State College faculty as an assistant professor of ceramics. Mosely developed the college's art education program, and laid the foundation for the creation of its art gallery. He was included in Samella Lewis and Ruth Waddy's 1969 survey Black Artists on Art, Volume 1. The Mosely Gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore was opened and named after the artist in 1986. Lewis/Waddy pp. 90, 128.