oil on cardboard, unsigned, framed under glass, retaining an NCMA label to the verso.
DOA 32 x 44 in.
Born in rural Edgecombe County, NC, Pittman moved to Pennsylvania in 1918. After several one-man shows in Philadelphia, he was represented in the 1933 exhibition "Painting and Sculpture from 16 American Cities" held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY. A celebrated regionalist, Pittman exhibited extensively throughout his lifetime and beyond.
Pittman was particularly known for his depictions of quiet rooms, writing â€œrooms are wonder for meâ€”I like rooms and doors and windowsâ€”Mystery shrouds them allâ€”mystery not revealed or explained...â€ John Canaday, Art Editor of the New York Times, reveled in Pittman's interiors as being both "nostalgic and visionary," seemingly at once "still peopled by the remembered presences of romantic personages."
Being sold to benefit the North Carolina Museum of Art Acquisition Fund
Bequest of the artist to the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
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