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Lot 337

Isabel Bishop Ink & Wash Drawing, Man Reading the Newspaper

Estimate: $400 - $500

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Isabel Wolff Bishop (Ohio/New York, 1902-1988) black ink and wash on ivory paper drawing of a seated man reading the newspaper, viewed from behind, with penciled French line border. Signed in pencil, lower left. Housed under plexiglass in a partially silvered wooden frame with cream mat. Sight: 5" H x 4 3/4" W. Frame: 12 1/4" H x 12 1/4" W. Biography: "Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1902, Isabel Bishop moved to New York at the age of sixteen to study art at both the New York School of Applied Design for Women and the Art Students League. With a studio on 14th Street, Bishop was identified as a member of the Fourteenth Street School, along with Kenneth Hayes Miller and Reginald Marsh. Although Bishop was influenced by Renaissance and Baroque art, her late-1920s to the mid-1930s work is characterized by depiction of the urban working class and destitute men and women around Union Square. She served as a perceptive observer of appearance and action and sought to capture the everyday behaviors of normal people. Later in her life, she became enamored with the hustle and bustle of college students around New York University, which was a return to the very street scenes of her earlier days." Source: The Columbus Museum of Art (Georgia).


Very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with wear and abrasions.

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