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Sat, Oct 7, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 698

5 Nathan House WPA Mississippi Scene Lithographs

Estimate: $300 - $350

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Five (5) Nathan House (Mississippi, 1909-1947) lithographs depicting scenes of African American farmers in rural Mississippi in the late 1930s to early 1940s, Titles include "Planting Time," "Choppin Time," "Picking Time," "Ginnin," and "Money Time." Artist signature and titles printed (in ink) in the margins. Matted and framed under glass in black frames with gilt sight edges. Sights - 7 1/2" W x 5 1/2" H. Frames - 14 1/2" W x 12 1/2" H. Biography (source: the Jackson, Mississippi Clairon Ledger, Jan. 27, 1947, and the Delta Democrat-Times, Sept. 24, 1944): Nathan House was born in Boyce, MS and attended the Chicago Art Institute, Kansas City Art Institute, and Grand Central Art School in New York. He served as an art director for ad agencies in New York and was a supervisor for War Training films of the Army Air Corps during World War II. House returned to Mississippi in 1943, settling in Greenville, where he opened an art studio and painted many portraits. He was well-known in the Mississippi arts community and founded the Delta Fine Arts Association and also served as its president. He died at the age of 38 after a long illness. Copies of the newspaper articles supplying this information are available to the winning bidder.


Lithographs - excellent condition. Mats are toned. Some paint wear to frames.

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