May 20, 2021 - Sale 2569

Sale 2569 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
Paul and Virginia.

Oil on canvas. 48x35 3/4 inches. Signed, Bodin, lower left.

Provenance: The artist; Thence by descent: Acquired from the son of the artist by the current owner.

Paul Bodin began his career painting representational subject matter, mainly portraiture and cityscapes. During the active years of the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project, (WPA/FAP) Bodin was employed under the easel painting division. Through his association with Adolph Gottlieb, Milton Avery, and artists often refered to as color field painters, he began gravitating toward an abstract format, and in the second half of the 1940s he found his mature style, represented here as lots 46 and 47.