Hughie Lee-Smith (American, 1915-1999)
Unframed - h:61.00 w:63.50 cm (h:24 w:25 inches)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Trained in Cleveland before launching his mature career in Detroit and New York, Lee-Smith frequently painted isolated - and often solitary - figures amid desolate cityscapes and landscapes. They have pronounced overtones of introspection, which the artist attributed to his experiences as a man of color: "In my case, aloneness, I think, has stemmed from the fact that I’m Black. Unconsciously it has a lot to do with alienation."
signed lower right "Lee-Smith / '57"