Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 38

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
MERTON D. SIMPSON (1928 - 2013)
Untitled (Portrait of a Young Woman).

Oil on masonite, circa 1950-52. 502x248 mm; 19 3/4x9 3/4 inches. Signed in ink, lower left recto. With a partial figure sketch on the verso.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, New York.

This intimate, modernist portrait was painted during Merton Simpson's first years in New York, when he studied visual art at Cooper Union and at New York University with Hale Woodruff.