Lot 205
Stephen White (NC), Portrait of a Woman and Her Dog, Mickel-Mangum-Smith House, Chapel Hill
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed and dated "Stephen White 1970" at lower left, housed in wooden frame.

Frame dimensions 49 1/8 x 37 in.

From the Personal Collection of Mr. William Ivey Long, Seaboard, North Carolina and New York, New York

Stephen White is an acclaimed artist living and practicing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is known for his textured paintings with gilt highlights that are inspired by ancient Byzantine techniques and Asian influences. White’s favorite model, a woman named Marian, has been the muse for the stylized female figures often depicted in White’s work throughout his career.

This particular painting is a student work by Stephen White, completed during his graduate studies in the Art Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Stephen White and William Ivey Long were classmates at UNC, and White completed this painting for Long, as well as several other paintings that are offered here at auction. The subjects of this painting are a fictional woman and her dog outside the Mickel-Mangum-Smith House, previously owned by Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Long lived at the Mickel-Mangum-Smith House while he was a student at UNC.

Good estate condition; some surface grime spots.