|Lot 26: Elizabeth Catlett, On the Subway, offset lithograph, 1986.|
Estimate $1,500 to $2,500.
|Lot 13: Jacob Lawrence, John Brown Took to Guerilla Warfare, color screen print, 1977. |
Estimate $2,000 to $3,000.
This vibrant screenprint comes from Lawrence's 1941 series The Legend of John Brown, which he produced after the Rosenwald Fund aided his travel to New Orleans for the project. The screenprints were produced later, in 1977, when the Detroit museum commissioned Lawrence to create them because the original paintings had become too fragile for public display.
Lot 19: Elizabeth Catlett, Survivor, linoleum cut, 1983. Estimate $2,000 to $3,000.
While this piece itself was not produced through Rosenwald funding, Elizabeth Catlett and her husband, artist Charles White, both received Rosenwald funding multiple times, which allowed them to produce influential works that would help shape their careers.
Lot 1: Charles Sebree, (Untitled) Boy with Pearl, circa 1940. Estimate $2,000 to $3,000.
Charles Sebree and Eldzier Cortor are two more artists represented in the auction whose careers were shaped in part by Rosenfeld Fellowships.
Lot 28: Eldzier Cortor, Jewels/ Theme II, color mezzotint with etching and aquatint, 1985. Estimate $3,000 to $5,000.
Nigel highly recommends the documentary, so be sure to check it out to learn more about Julius Rosenwald and the lives he influenced. A list of screenings and more information on the film can be found here.
For more information, or to see more works from The Art Collection of Maya Angelou, check out the catalogue on Swann's site.
Labels: African-American Fine Art, Charles Sebree, Eldzier Cortor, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Julius Rosenwald Fund, Maya Angelou, Rosenwald