Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 72

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000

Oil on board, 1971. 914xd610 mm; 36x24 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right.

Provenance: the Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., Chicago.

Landscape and figure painter William S. Carter was born in St. Louis in 1909 and moved to Chicago in 1930. He studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at the University of Illinois. In cooperation with the Harmon Foundation, in the summer of 1940, Carter was included in the important Exhibition of the Art of the American Negro at the Tanner Galleries, assembled by Alonzo Aden for the American Negro Exposition in Chicago. In 1943, he joined the Illinois Art Project of the Works Progress Administration alongside Charles White, Eldzier Cortor, Earl Walker and Charles Davis. Carter's works are found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the DuSable Museum of African American History and the South Side Community Art Center, all in Chicago, and in the Clark-Atlanta University Art Galleries.