Live Auction

Maine on Paper

Fri, May 10, 2019 11:00AM EDT
Lot 7

Jo Levy (1904-1996): Abstraction

Estimate: $200 - $300
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Oil on paper, unsigned.

12 x 16 in. (sheet), 17 1/2 x 21 in. (frame).

Note: Jo Levy was born in Pittsburg, PA where she studied at the Carnegie Institute. After moving to NY, she studied with Maine artist William Zorach at the Art Students League, as well spending time in France and Italy. From 1936-1941, Levy worked in the sculpture division of the WPA and exhibited with the Woodstock Art Association. She worked in Maine during the summer from 1946 until the end of her life, producing a large body of work on paper that ranges from whimsical sketches of quotidian subjects, to abstract color studies and studies for sculpture.

The estate of the artist.


Old binding holes at the left sheet edge. Some craquelure with lifting showing mostly lower right. Otherwise in good condition.