09-20-2002 09-20-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2154 Boston
September 20, 2002 4:00PMCalender

Mervin Jules (American, 1912-1994) The Old Bookshop

Auction: Sale #2154 - 2154 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 20, 2002 4:00PM


Mervin Jules (American, 1912-1994)

The Old Bookshop
Signed "JULES" l.r., identified on a label on the reverse.
Oil on Masonite, 24 x 12 in. (61.0 x 30.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Good.

N.B. The son of a men's haberdasher, Jules was encouraged by his parents to pursue a musical career. By the time he graduated from Baltimore City College in 1930, he was determined to paint and teach art. After completing a four-year course at the Maryland Institute of Fine and Applied Arts, he enrolled at the Art Students League in New York City where he studied under Thomas Hart Benton. He received his first one-man exhibition in New York City at the age of twenty-five. His career as painter, printmaker, illustrator and art teacher spanned more than five decades. Works by the artist are included in the permanent collections of numerous major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


Old Bookshop, The Old Bookshop, Baltimore City College, New York City, Art Students League, Maryland Institute, Maryland Institute of Fine, illustrator and art teacher, Metropolitan Museum