Feb 19, 2008 - Sale 2136

Sale 2136 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 3,120
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Barrack Interim Camp Lee, VA.

Watercolor on cream wove paper, circa 1942. 255x355 mm; 10x14 inches. Titled in ink, lower right. 2-inch loss of lower right corner, scattered edge tears and losses.

Masood Ali Wilbert Warren was a Muslim African-American painter and sculptor known primarily for his portrait busts of famous figures. He filled sketch books with drawings and watercolors of his observations of people, both during his military service and during his travels in the subways and buses of New York. He attended the Art Students League in New York in the 1930s, participated in the WPA, and earned a BA from New York University in 1939, and an MA from Temple University, Philadelphia in 1961. Warren exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society, and the National Arts Club; much of his work is now in the Richard Allen Museum in Philadelphia.