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    Sale 2338 | Lot 54
    Price Realized: $2,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2338 Lot 54

      CHARLES SALLÉE (1911 - 2006)
      Untitled (Portrait of a Young Boy).

      Conté crayon on buff laid paper, mounted to thin cardstock, 1937. 254x178mm; 10x7 inches. Signed and dated in conté crayon, lower right.

      Provenance: private collection.

      Cleveland artist Charles Sallée taught at Karamu House while obtaining a BS degree in education in 1938 at Western Reserve University. He also worked on Works Progress Administration projects from 1935 to 1941. He was initially commissioned to make prints - many of his etchings are now housed in the Cleveland Public Library WPA collection and the Cleveland State University Art Gallery - before joining the mural division. A mural he painted for the Portland Outhwaite Homes, this country's first federal housing project, is a neoclassical portrayal of the expectations and ambitions of black families moving to Cleveland. Sallée also did WPA-commissioned murals for Sunny Acres Hospital, the Cleveland Municipal Airport, and the Fort Hays Homes in Columbus, Ohio.

      Estimate $1,500 - 2,500

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,750