This nicely done charcoal drawing of a seated nude woman was done by American artist John Stockton De Martelly (1903-1979). De Martelly was born in Philadelphia, PA and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Royal College of Art in London, as well as in Florence, Italy. He taught printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he became good friends with Thomas Hart Benton. He eventually became an artist-in-residence at Michigan State University. He is well known for his drawings, paintings, and prints of figures, landscapes, genre, and illustrations. Charcoal on paper, unsigned, mounted and framed under glass in a simple painted wooden frame with metal inset (minor glass damage in lower right corner). Comes with very interesting 2012 letter of provenance from his son, John Michael Galway De Martelly. Dimensions: 25” h x 19” w, actual; 29 ½” h x 24” w, framed.
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