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Isabel Bishop Pastel Drawing of Fashionable Women, Circa 1930

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Attributed to Isabel Bishop (American, 1902 – 1988)
Untitled (five fashionable women walking), circa 1930
Pastel on paper
Signed to the lower right

Isabel Bishop was born in Cincinnati, OH in 1902. She was an American painter and graphic artist, who was widely recognized and exhibited in her lifetime. After WWII Bishop’s interest turned to more abstracted scenes of New Yorkers walking and traveling, in the streets or on the subway. Her most prestigious awards include one for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, presented to her by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

  • Item not examined outside of mounting


- toning to the paper; tear to the lower left up through the shoe of the leftmost figure; crease to the skirt of the rightmost figure; slight smudging to pastel with minor transfer to the underside of glazing; slight gaps to the joints of the frame; minor scratches, abrasions, and finish loss to the frame; framing tacks added to the verso.


25.25" W x 15.5" H x 1.0" D

- measures frame; sight measures 23.0" W x 13.25" H.

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