William Steene (American, 1888-1965), Portrait of My Wife
oil on canvas, signed at lower right, retaining an exhibition label to the verso, presented in the likely original frame.
SS 29.5 x 24.25 in.; DOA 37 x 31.5 in.
William Steene painted portraits of many well-known North Carolinians. He and his wife seasoned in both Tryon and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In 1930, he was commissioned to paint a large history painting titled The Baptism of Virginia Dare for the Legislative Building in Raleigh.
Atlanta, Georgia, 8th Southeastern Annual Exhibition, High Museum of Art, 1953
Private Collection, Greensboro, North Carolina
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