WALTER AUGUSTUS SIMON (1916 - 1979) Second Avenue, New York City.
Oil on thin cardstock, 1960. 387x507 mm; 15 1/4x20 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.
Provenance: the artist, Montclair, NJ; Margaret Kelly, Bloomsburg, PA; private collection.
Illustrated: L' Image, Cairo, Egypt, January 7, 1964.
Second Avenue, New York City was painted while the artist was completing his PhD in art history at New York University. In 1961, after earning his doctorate, Simon joined the diplomatic corps of USIA (United States Information Agency), and continued painting while posted abroad.