Dealsrus is well known for offering quality artwork at reasonable prices. Our reputation is stellar and we stand behind everything we sell. 20th Century WPA Massachusetts/New York/Maryland Modernist who attended MICA and is best known for. Social-realist genre-satire, figure paintings, and printmaking.Original signed oil painting on masonite board. Board: 20"x 24" Frame: 25"x 29".
PROVENANCE- Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, label verso--see photos. Looks very good, in original "as found" untouched condition, very small chips in paint upper left, frame has minor wear--please look at photos carefully. Gorgeous composition by Mervin Jules depicting a high action football game scene. Jules was well known for his figure subject paintings.
This is a fine example of his work in very good condition and large in size. A painter, illustrator, print maker, and educator, Mervin Jules is known for painting and illustration that focuses on social commentary and that often employs satire. He typically uses dramatic and evocative lighting where sinewy figures emerge from darkened backgrounds, much like the paintings of Honore Daumier.
He was very active as a print maker, having been a designer of silk prints and china painter as a young man growing up in Baltimore. During the Depression of the 1930s, he was a member of the Silk Screen Unit of the Fine Arts Project of the WPA. Jules studied art at Baltimore City College, and on scholarship at the Maryland Institute of Fine and Applied Arts where he graduated in 1934. In 1937, he enrolled at the Art Students League with Thomas Hart Benton. He had his first one-man exhibition in November, 1937 in New York City, and in this show had small tempera panels, and a series of Pennsylvania coal-country theme gouache paintings.
Teaching included Fieldston School, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City from 1943 to 1946; the Baltimore Educatonal Alliance; and Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts from 1946 to 1969. Upon leaving Smith, he became Chair of the Art Department of the City College of New York, and also maintained a studio in Provincetown, Massachusetts.By Reba and Dave Williams, 1987. Memberships included the Provincetown Art Association, Audubon Artists, American Art Congress, and United American Artists. 100% Guaranteed to be as described.
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