The Post Setters - CHARLES SALLEE
Medium: soft ground etching
Soft ground etching, circa 1937, edition unknown, perhaps about 25. 5 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, dark impression of this rare Cleveland WPA print. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. (There's a skillfully repaired split in the top margin, well away from the image and faint traces of adhesive in the outer margins.) Sallee graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1936 and from Case Western in 1938 with a B.S.E. degree. His work is discussed in the Reba and Dave Williams catalog, Alone in a Crowd, Prints of the 1930s-40s by African-American Artists (1993).
This impression does not have the WPA stamp which occurs with many artists working in the various programs. Case Western has an impression of this print in their WPA collection.
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