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Untitled - Horse Market #1

A1977.15.14

A lithograph done in the Ashcan School style by American artist Cecil Bell (1906 - 1970) depicting a man attempting to handle a frightened horse.  Bell possibly witnessed this scene at a horse market in New York City.  There are other works by Bell depicting similar scenes.

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: Untitled - Horse Market #1

Medium: Lithograph on paper

Dates: Mid-20th Century

Dimensions: Image: 6.5" H x 10" W; Sheet: 9.5" H x 14" W

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1977.15.14

Credit: Gift of Agatha Bell

Tags: 20th century, american, ashcan, bell, cecil bell, horse, lithograph, new york city, print, works on paper