Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 209

Price Realized: $ 2,860
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500


Color woodcut. 227x305 mm; 9x12 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin and inscribed "9" in the lower right corner. Published by Work Progress Administration, New York. Circa 1935.

A very good impression.

Rackley was a member of the Taos Society of Artists before moving the New York in 1935. As an artist activist, Rackley headed the Unemployment Section of the Artists' Union. Rackley also worked for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. A natural organizer, she moved to Spain in 1937 to serve as a secretery and interpreter for the American Medical Bureau to Aid Spanish Democracy. During World War II, Rackley helped to unionize California's shipyards and worked as a designer and engineer.