Jan 25, 2024 - Sale 2657

Sale 2657 - Lot 113

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

OLIN DOWS (1904-1981)

Oil on panel, 1934. Signed, Olin Dows, and dated, 34, lower left. 355x495 mm; 14x19½ inches.

Provenance: Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., NY.

Olin Dows was from a prominant New York family, and grew up with a close relationship to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Dows, working with New York art cristic, Forbes Watson, played a role in establishing the Treasury Department's fine art program. Receiving commissions through the Treasury Section of Fine Arts (TSFA), he created two post office murals. The first commission, a post office mural in Rhinebeck, NY, in 1940, and the second in Hyde Park, NY, in 1941. In 1942, Dows enlisted in the Army, serving in the European Theater of Operations, (ETO) as a war artist.