Feb 04 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2557 -

Sale 2557 - Lot 24

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200

RUSSELL LEE (1903-1986)


Mother with three children in front of log house.
Silver print, the image measuring 254x336.6 mm; 10x13 1/4 inches, the sheet slightly larger, with Lee's signature and numeric notation, in ink, on verso. 1930s; printed circa 1980.

From the Estate of Evelyne Z. Daitz, New York.

In 1936, Russell Lee was introduced to Roy Stryker of the FSA by artist Ben Shahn. Lee was assigned to document the West and Midwest United States, focusing particularly on migrant workers, sharecroppers, and itinerant farmers. Lee's work was distinctive as he was a pioneer in the use of flash for indoor photography.