Lot 260A: Elizabeth Sabin Goodwin (born 1904), Mixed Media Portrait, c.1930's, Southwest

Elizabeth Sabin Goodwin (born 1904), Mixed Media Portrait, c.1930's, Southwest. As a 21 year old art student at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC in 1925, Goodwin rose to prominence for her "cartoonographs", drawings that combined useful information with clever illustrations. Her work has been "rediscovered" in recent years by MARCEL CHOTKOWSKI LAFOLLETTE, and featured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC in 2010: "her talent was recognized beyond her family and new-found fans. She won a $50 first prize for a poster she designed for the Instructive Visiting Nurses Society in 1923, and a $125 first prize for a life drawing portrait in 1924. I'm sure that money came in handy as Linda informed us she came from a family of modest means. Her resourcefulness continued as a post-graduate at the nonprofit news organization, Science Service, where she marketed her skills as an illustrator. She often partnered with another intriguing figure, Emma Reh, who crafted the copy for the cartoonographs from the U.S. Census Bureau's statistics." https://siarchives.si.edu/blog/life-behind-smile. This portrait, of mixed media in a charming oval composition within a carved frame, depicts a woman, perhaps a native woman of the Southwest, or, given the likeness exhibited in the photo we have of the artist (attached), perhaps a self portrait in a Southwestern Style. Measures 7 5/8" x 9 5/8" sight, 12 5/8" x 14 5/8" framed. Credit for Photo of Artist: Smithsonian Institution Archives

Price Realized: $100

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