Feb 04 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2557 -

Sale 2557 - Lot 28

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

WILLIAM GROPPER (1897-1977)


Stabbed in the Back.
Oil on canvas, 1939.
641x508 mm; 25 1/4x20 inches. Signed, Gropper, and dated, '39, lower left.

Exhibited:
ACA Galleries, NY, Gropper 1940, Feb. 11 - Mar. 2, 1940

Literature:
1940, Gropper 1940, ACA Gallery, ilus. plate 17.

Working in oil on canvas, Gropper completed three mural projects: Two canvases for the Freeport, New York Post Office, 1938; Three canvases for the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior building, Washington, DC, 1936-7 and installed in 1940; One canvas, painted for the Northwestern Brach post Office, Detroit, later moved and installed at Wayne State University Student Center, Detroit, Michigan.