Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Pastel and pencil on paper, signed at upper right, presented under glass within a silk mat and gilt frame.
Sight size 18 1/2 x 16 3/4 in.; Frame dimensions 27 x 25 1/4 in.Private Collection, Washington, North Carolina
Born in rural Edgecombe County, NC, Pittman moved to Pennsylvania in 1918. After several one-man shows in Philadelphia, he was represented in the 1933 exhibition "Painting and Sculpture from 16 American Cities" held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY. A celebrated regionalist, Pittman exhibited extensively throughout his lifetime and beyond.
Pittman was particularly known for his depictions of quiet rooms, writing “rooms are wonder for me—I like rooms and doors and windows—Mystery shrouds them all—mystery not revealed or explained...” John Canaday, Art Editor of the New York Times, reveled in Pittman's interiors as being both "nostalgic and visionary," seemingly at once "still peopled by the remembered presences of romantic personages."
Scattered foxing; not examined out of the frame.