Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 165

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000

LOUIS B. SIEGRIEST (1899-1989)

Indian Court Federal Building / Pueblo Turtle Dancers.
Silkscreen poster, linen-backed. 902x622 mm, 35 1/2x24 1/2 inches. 1939.

Siegriest "had already made a major contribution to California painting as a member of the 'Society of Six,' the Oakland-based group of plein air or outdoor artists of the 1920s, prior to his working for the WPA / FAP. For the year and half of this employment, he was the sole artist on the Federal Art Project in San Francisco . . . [to promote an exhibition honoring Native American culture in the Indian Court at the Golden Gate International Exposition, Siegriest designed eight different posters, for which he] selected images representing the Navajo, Pueblo, Haida, Plains, Chippewa, Seneca, Eskimo and Apache tribal nations . . . the production of the posters was done by the WPA / FAP poster unit housed in the lower level of a boat anchored off Treasure Island" (WPA p. 55). WPA 80, Posters for the People p. 90.