Dec 10, 2020 - Sale 2554

Sale 2554 - Lot 34

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
RICHARD DEMPSEY (1909 - 1987)

Oil on board, 1955. 266x345 mm; 10 1/2x13 1/2 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.

Provenance: the Evans-Tibbs collection, Washington, DC: private collection, Callfornia.

Exhibited: African American Artists, 1880 - 1987, Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection, SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service), Washington, DC, with the label on the frame back.

In 1951, Richard Dempsey was associated with the Washington, DC school with his inclusion in the first Annual Exhibition of the Loïs Mailou Jones & Céline Tabary Studio Group. Alongside Delilah Pierce and Alma Thomas, Dempsey exhibited his paintings at the Barnett-Aden Gallery in Washington, DC through the 1950s.