Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 72

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

SEWELL SILLMAN (1924 - 1992)

Vigorous Old man, (Self Portrait).
Oil on masonite, 1963. Signed, Si Sillman, dated, III 63, and inscribed as titled, on verso. 597x318 mm; 23 1/2x12 1/2 inches.

Provenance: The artist; Partner of the artist, Jim McNair; Private collection, Boston.

Sewell Sillman was an artist and educator best known for his abstract compositions exploring the interaction of color. He studied under Josef Albers at Black Mountain College and at Yale University. In 1958 Sillman co-founded a publishing company, there first publication being Albers' Interaction of Color. This playful self portrait was gifted by Sillman to his partner, Jim McNair.