DescriptionJOAN KEMPSMITH (American, b. 1928)
Monumental Portrait of an African-American Man, circa 1948
Sanguine oil on paper
25 x 18-1/2 inches (63.5 x 47.0 cm)
Inscribed at upper right in pencil: Joan Kempsmith
Joan Kempsmith was a prolific painter and draftsman trained at the Cleveland School of Art. In 1951 she married the painter John Teyral. This remarkably powerful life study was probably a student work.
Estimate: $400 - $600.
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