Important American and European Paintings — June 12, 2012 Auction Results

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Lot 57

57: Jerome Myers (American, 1867-1940)
57: Jerome Myers (American, 1867-1940)
57: Jerome Myers (American, 1867-1940)

Jerome Myers (American, 1867-1940)

Jerome Myers (American, 1867-1940)

Carousel, 1930

Signed and dated lower right “”Jerome Myers 1930″”
Oil on canvas
25 x 30 inches

Provenance: Vose Galleries, Boston, MA

Other Notes: Myers studied at in Paris and in NY at the Art Students League but his main classroom was the streets of New York’s lower East Side. His strong interest and feelings for the new immigrants and their life resulted in hundreds of drawings, paintings, etchings and watercolors. He capturing the whole panorama of their lives as found outside of the crowded tenements which were their first homes in America.

In Carousel
, he captures the mothers and children of the working class enjoying the carefree festival atmosphere of the carousel and the park. The arrangement of colorful and active figures plays off against the broad sweep of grey ground, highlighting the buoyant environment.

Estimate: $7,000-12,000

Price Realized: $47,120