Oct 04, 2018 - Sale 2487

Sale 2487 - Lot 34

Price Realized: $ 20,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
PALMER HAYDEN (1890 - 1973)
The Theater.

Oil on linen canvas, 1950. 711x823 mm; 28x32 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower left.

Provenance: collection of Miriam A. Hayden, the artist's wife, New York; Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans; private collection, New York (1998).

Exhibited: Visions of a Bygone Era, featuring Allan Rohan Crite and Palmer Hayden, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA, July - August, 1998.

This charming scene is one of several street and storefront views that Palmer Hayden sketched on car trips and later painted in oil. After leaving the WPA in 1940, Hayden married Miriam Hoffmann and drove with her to Virginia, sketching the mountains, river, shacks and shops around the Big Bend Tunnel in Talcott, West Virginia. Through the 1940s, Palmer Hayden continue to drive across the Midwest and West. His 1940s sketchbooks in the Archives of American Art include many pencil and watercolor sketches from road trips to California and Canada with stops noted in Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming and Utah.