Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas board, circa 1930 - 1940, signed at lower right, retaining a Walker Galleries label to verso, presented in a custom frame inscribed "frame made for Walker Galleries by Carl Sandelin 133 E. 60th St. NYC."
Board 9 x 11 1/2 in.; Frame dimensions 15 x 17 1/2 in.From a Private Collection, Eastern North Carolina
Walker Galleries, New York
Hoover Gallery, San Francisco
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."
Minor rubbing to frame; no evidence of retouch visible under UV light.
$1,000 - 3,000