Sunday, October 13, 2013

Circa 1930's Sketches by Paul Kelpe

Sold for $500.00 at Cowan's.
Auction house description:
Paul Kelpe (American, 1902-1985), ca 1930s. A pair of graphite portraits on laid paper, each signed, one within the work and dated 31 and the other signed in the margin. A remarkable pair of sketches from the formative period of Kelpe's work, when the artist struggled to make a living as an abstract painter in an otherwise traditional Chicago market; largest 7.5 x 5 in.

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