Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 211

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

LOUIS SCHANKER (1903-1981)

Color woodcut. 251x350 mm; 10x13 3/4 inches, full margins. Artist's proof aside from the edition of 55. Signed and titled and inscribed "#11" in pencil, lower margin and inscribed "WPA working proof" in dark brown ink, lower right. Published by the Works Progress Administration, New York. Circa 1940.

A very good impression with strong colors.

Schanker worked as an artist and supervisor for the New York Works Progress Administration. Most notably, he painted several public murals for the WPA's Federal Art Project, including those at the the Neponsit Beach Children's Hospital, the Municipal Broadcasting Station (WNYC Studio) in New York, and for the Hall of Medicine and Public Health Building at the 1939 New York World's Fair.