Dec 10, 2020 - Sale 2554

Sale 2554 - Lot 194

Price Realized: $ 16,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
Soft Quilts.

Oil on linen canvas, 2007. 457x610 mm; 18x24 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower left recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil, upper stretcher bar, verso.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist's studio; private collection, Virginia (2007).

Soft Quilts is a wonderful example of the vibrant painting of Jonathan Green. Celebrated for his depiction of Gullah people of the Sea Islands of South Carolina, Green is one of the best known contemporary artists painting the Southern experience. Work, family celebrations, prayer, storytelling, and a variety of recreational activities are all documented in Green's paintings.

Green was born in 1955 in Gardens Corner, SC, and learned the Gullah dialect from his maternal grandmother. Since graduating from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1982, Green has exhibited his work nationwide. His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Morris Museum, Augusta, GA, the Afro-American Museum of Philadelphia, the Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL and the IFCC Cultural Center, Portland, OR.