Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection

Isabel Bishop
born Cincinnati, OH 1902–died New York City 1988

Artist's Table
oil on canvas
14 5/8 x 17 1/2 in.
Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation
provenance: Midtown Galleries, New York, 1982

Bishop's impeccable draftsmanship brought her recognition in the 1930s as one of the outstanding urban realists of the Fourteenth Street school, a group named for the area where Bishop, Reginald Marsh, Raphael Soyer, and several other artist friends portrayed the local scene. Artist's Table offers an intimate glimpse of Bishop's studio; the casual disarray of the painting table and partly opened drawer reveal the private space in which the artist worked.

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