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St. Paul’s Avenue


An oil on canvas painting by American artist Cecil Bell (1906 - 1970) of St. Paul's Avenue in Staten Island done in the Ashcan School style .  

Cecil Bell was born in Seattle, Washington and moved to New York City in 1930 where he enrolled in the Art Students League. By 1931, Bell was doing freelance commercial art for Fox Films, work that sustained him through the depression years. He continued his studies at the League until 1934 when he began his tutorship with John Sloan. During these years Bell exhibited at the Whitney, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Academy, and the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Artist: Cecil Crosley Bell (1906 - 1970)

Title: St. Paul’s Avenue

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dates: c. 1969

Dimensions: 24 in. x 18 in.

Signature/Inscription: Cecil C. Bell; Front - Lower right

Culture: American

Accession Number: A2011.3.1

Credit: Museum Purchase

Tags: 20th century, american, ashcan, bell, canvas, cecil bell, landscape, oil, painting, st. paul's avenue, staten island, streetscape