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Sale 2513 Lot 149
New York Cityscape.
Oil on board, circa 1920. 150x200 mm; 6x8 inches. Signed and annotated in pencil, lower right recto.
Ex-collection H. Marshall Goodman, Virginia; Pensler Galleries, Wahington, D.C.; private collection, Delaware.
Bishop (1902-1988) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She moved to New York at the age of 16 to study illustration at the New York School of Applied Design for Women and later at the Arts Sutdents League. During the 1920s and 30s, she developed a realist style and opened a studio near Union Square.
She became a member of the 14th Street School, a group of artists living around Union Square who often studied or taught at the Art Students League and who were committed to urban realism. Bishop consistently found inspiration in New York, creating compositions that often keenly depicted women in fleeting moments of walking along the city streets, riding the subway, or, as in the current work, highlighting the skyline of New York.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $6,760