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Winter Southern Estates and Collections: Session I

Tue, Feb 13, 2024 10:00AM EST
Lot 97

John Steuart Curry, The Flying Codoras, Lithograph

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Property from the Estate of Richard Ellis, Savannah, GA


John Steuart Curry (1897-1946), The Flying Codoras, 1932, Lithograph, pencil signed and dated lower right, titled in pencil, numbered '50 prints' and with dedication 'To Reggie Marsh' lower left, signed in plate lower left, depicting acrobats, matted and framed. Frame size: 20 7/8 in. x 16 in.

Provenance: Inscription on verso reads 'Purchased at University of New Mexico in 1968.'

John Steuart Curry was an American artist known for his involvement with Regionalist movement alongside Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton. Employing an illustrative realism, Curry portrayed events of the Great Depression as well as accounts of American history, as seen in his famed mural The Tragic Prelude. Born in Dunavant, KS, he went on to attend both the Kansas City Art Institute and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Curry began his career in 1918 as an illustrator of magazines and later traveled to Europe. After returning to America, the artist traveled with the Ringling Brother Circus, taught in New York, and became an artist in residence at the University of Wisconsin. He was an active participant in the WPA program and produced posters encouraging the war effort in the late 1930s. Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. (artnet.com)

Measurements: Height: by sight, 14 7/8 in. x Width: 10 1/4 in.


Overall good condition, paper toned, mat burn, not viewed out of frame, light wear to frame.

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