Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 100

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200

NAN LURIE (1910-1985)

Lithograph. 435x334 mm; 17 1/8x13 1/8 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately 25. Signed, titled and dedicated in pencil, lower margin. Published by the New York City WPA.

A very good impression.

Lurie's work during the 1930s focused on the daily lives of African Americans as they faced racial and financial hardships. Before becoming employed by the Federal Art Project in the graphics division in 1935 in New York, she attended the Art Students League. Lurie's first solo exhibition was held in 1947 at Feigl Gallery, New York, where she showed her increasingly abstract paintings, a departure from her earlier representative works with political overtones.