Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 26

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

LEON BIBEL (1912-1995)

The Flood.
Oil on canvas, c.1939. 750x597 mm; 29 1/2x23 1/2 inches. Estate stamped on stretcher.

Provenance: Estate of the artist.

This work is accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Neysa Bibel, (widow of the artist).

Exhibited: Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Rural Modern: American Art Beyond the City, October 29, 2016 - Nanuary 22, 2017.

Leon Bibel enroled in the CCC, and was stationed at Fort Winfield Scott, a training and supply facility active from 1933-39. Upon completion of his training and service on the labor division of the New Deal, he enrolled in the Mural Division of the WPA.