Original unframed serigraph by listed artist Mervin Jules (1912-1944), hand signed and marked A.P. for Artist's Proof. The work portrays a conductor and orchestra against a swirling red background. It's a rich, painterly impression with fresh colors printed on a cream paper. Image size is 24" by 18"; sheet is 29" by 22". Jules studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, 1932-34; & the Art Students League, 1937. Among his teachers was Thomas Hart Benton. Jules held his first one-man show in New York City in November 1937. Jules' focus on images of social commentary and caricature led him to an admiration for the works of Rembrandt, Francisco Goya, and particularly Honoré Daumier, whose style Jules' work most closely resembles. Mervin Jules' work is in the permanent collections of: the Art Institute of Chicago; the BMA; Brandeis University; Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Library of Congress; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Modern Art (New York); New York Library; the Philadelphia Museum of Art and many other museums and institutions. The condition is excellent: the image area is mint, there are some dents to the paper in the upper right margin and a faint stain in the upper left margin as shown in the photos. Both areas would be covered by a mat when framed.
c1940 Mervin Jules Serigraph (The Conductor)