Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 194

Price Realized: $ 2,600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

JOHN SLOAN (1871-1951)

Nude and Etching Press.
Etching. 127x101 mm; 5x4 inches, full margins. Edition of 100. Signed, titled and inscribed "100 proofs" and "Chas. White imp." in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Charles White, New York. 1931.

A very good impression. Morse 254.

The WPA gave opportunities and financial help to many artists who were struggling during the Depression. Sloan, already an estalished artist and teacher at the Art Students League (who taught many artists who particapted in the WPA programs), did not fit that profile, but he did participate in the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, which hired well-known artists for its projects. He painted the mural The Arrival of the First Mail in Bronxville in 1846 for the post office in Bronxville, New York. He also created two paintings for the WPA, one The Wigwam, Old Tammany Hall, now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the other Fourteenth Street at Sixth Avenue, originally hung the office of U.S. Sen. Royal Copeland and now is exhibited at the Detroit Insitute of Arts.