McKendree Robbins Long (NC, 1888-1976), Woman Before Mountain Vista
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on paper on board, unsigned, presented in a period frame.
SS 29.5 x 39 5/8 in.; DOA 36 x 46.25 in.
Long's paintings have enjoyed a resurgence in the past fifteen years. He is now held in esteem as a folk and outsider artist alongside Minnie Evans and Howard Finster, among others. Long's paintings were included in a 2002 retrospective exhibition mounted by David Steel and Brad Thomas for the NC Museum of Art in conjunction with the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College. References: "Contextualizing the Apocalyptic Visions of McKendree Robbins Long" by William D. Moore and Walter H. Conser Jr., SOUTHERN CROSSROADS, University of Kentucky: 2008. "Painterly Sermons Mix Severe and Sensual" by Stephen Kinzer, NY Times, July 1, 2002.
Some loss and rubbing to edges of sheet; light surface grime.
$2,000 - 4,000