Delilah Williams Pierce Auction Price Results

Delilah Pierce, 1904-1992, Sails (Edgar Town Harbor, Mass.)

Lot 42: Delilah Pierce, 1904-1992, Sails (Edgar Town Harbor, Mass.)

Auction Date: May 22, 2021

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: Delilah Pierce
1904-1992
Sails (Edgar Town Harbor, Mass.)

oil on canvas
49 1/4 x 50 inches
signed; signed, titled and inscribed verso

This work is partially pictured in an image of the artist sitting at her piano (source unidentified--see Preview catalog on website)

Provenance: The estate of Harriet Wilson Ellis, Chicago, Illinois
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Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN, US

Auction House: Black Art Auction

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DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Nebulae Patterns, #2.

Lot 123: DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Nebulae Patterns, #2.

Auction Date: Apr 22, 2021

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992)
Nebulae Patterns, #2.

Oil on linen canvas, circa 1982. 609x406 mm; 20x18 inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto. Signed, titled and dated in ink, verso on the upper stretcher bar.

Provenance: Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD; private collection, California

Delilah Pierce emerged as a pioneering abstract painter and part of the Washington, DC school of color field painting in the late 1950s. Born in Washington, DC, she received her bachelor's degree from Howard University, where she studied under Loïs Mailou Jones and James Lesesne Wells, then attained a master's degree from Columbia University. Active as both an artist and art educator, she exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Barnett-Aden Gallery in Washington, DC through the late 1960s. Her paintings were in both the Barnett-Aden and the Evan-Tibbs collections, and are now in the permanent collections of the Howard University Art Gallery and the University of the District of Columbia.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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Delilah Pierce (American, 1904-1992) Sails (Edgar Town Harbor, Mass.)

Lot 234: Delilah Pierce (American, 1904-1992) Sails (Edgar Town Harbor, Mass.)

Auction Date: Dec 15, 2020

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Delilah Pierce
(American, 1904-1992)
Sails (Edgar Town Harbor, Mass.)
oil on canvas
signed Delilah Pierce (lower right); signed, titled, and inscribed (verso)
49 1/4 x 50 inches.

Property from the Estate of Harriet Wilson Ellis, Chicago, Illinois
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Where the Blue and the White Nile Meet.

Lot 30: DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Where the Blue and the White Nile Meet.

Auction Date: Dec 10, 2020

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992)
Where the Blue and the White Nile Meet.

Oil on linen canvas, 1953. 609x406 mm; 20x16 inches. Signed, titled and dated in ink on the upper stretcher bar.

Provenance: private collection, Washington, DC.

Exhibited: Delilah W. Pierce: Natural Perspective, University of Maryland University College, September 27. 2015 - January 3, 2016.

Illustrated: Delilah W. Pierce: Natural Perspective, p. 30.

Delilah Pierce emerged as a pioneering abstract painter and part of the Washington, DC school of color field painting in the late 1950s. Born in Washington, DC, she received her bachelor's degree from Howard University, where she studied under Loïs Mailou Jones and James Lesesne Wells, then attained a master's degree from Columbia University. Active as both an artist and art educator, she exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Barnett-Aden Gallery in Washington, DC through the late 1960s. Her paintings were in both the Barnett-Aden and the Evan-Tibbs collections, and are now in the permanent collections of the Howard University Art Gallery and the University of the District of Columbia.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Winter Drama #2 (Trees).

Lot 76: DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Winter Drama #2 (Trees).

Auction Date: Dec 15, 2015

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992)
Winter Drama #2 (Trees).

Oil on linen canvas, circa 1970. 1067x559 mm; 42x22 inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto. Signed and titled in pencil, and inscribed with the artist's Washington address in ink, upper stretcher bar verso.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Washington, DC.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Nebulae.

Lot 131: DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Nebulae.

Auction Date: Apr 02, 2015

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992)
Nebulae.

Acrylic on linen canvas, circa 1979-1982. 610x508 mm; 24x20 inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto. Signed and inscribed Nebulae Series with her Washington DC address in ink, upper stretcher bar verso.

Provenance: private collection, Chicago, IL.

Delilah Pierce emerged as a pioneering painter and part of the Washington, DC color school of painting in the late 1950s. Born in Washington, DC, she received her bachelor's degree from Howard University, where she studied under Loïs Mailou Jones and James Lesesne Wells, and a master's degree from Columbia University. Active as both an artist and art educator, she exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Barnett-Aden Gallery in Washington, DC through the late 1960s. This later abstract series was clearly inspired by the work of friend and fellow artist Alma Thomas. From this same series, Nebulae, watercolor, 1982, is in the Evan Tibbs collection at the Corcoran Museum that was recently transfered to the National Gallery, Washington, DC. Other works of hers are found in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Fishing Boats.

Lot 67: DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Fishing Boats.

Auction Date: Feb 14, 2013

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992)
Fishing Boats.

Oil on linen canvas, circa 1960. 508x610 mm; 20x24 inches. Signed, titled and inscribed "1612 Webster St.,. N.W." in pencil, verso.

Provenance: private Washington, DC collection.

Delilah Pierce emerged as a pioneering abstract painter and part of the Washington, DC school of color field painting in the late 1950s. Born in Washington, DC, she received her bachelor's degree from Howard University, where she studied under Loïs Mailou Jones and James Lesesne Wells, and a master's degree from Columbia University. Active as both an artist and art educator, she exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Barnett-Aden Gallery in Washington, DC through the late 1960s. Her paintings were included in the Barnett-Aden and the Evan-Tibbs collections, and are found today at Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Daffodils.

Lot 118: DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Daffodils.

Auction Date: Feb 16, 2012

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992)
Daffodils.

Oil on masonite, 1958. 610x445 mm; 24x17 1/2 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.

Provenance: estate of the artist, Washington, D.C.; thence by descent to the current owner.

Illustrated: Cedric Dover. American Negro Art, pl. 84.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Dawn--Vineyard Sound.

Lot 119: DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Dawn--Vineyard Sound.

Auction Date: Feb 16, 2012

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992)
Dawn--Vineyard Sound.

Oil on masonite, circa 1959. 457x1003 mm; 18x38 1/2 inches. Signed, titled and inscribed with the artist's Washington, DC address in ink, upper stretcher bar verso.

Provenance: estate of the artist, Washington, DC; thence by descent to the current owner.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Untitled (Abstract Composition).

Lot 80: DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Untitled (Abstract Composition).

Auction Date: Oct 07, 2010

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992)
Untitled (Abstract Composition).

Oil on canvas, circa 1970. 914x711 mm; 36x28 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.

Provenance: private Washington, DC collection.

Delilah Pierce emerged as a pioneering abstract painter and part of the Washington, DC school of color field painting in the late 1950s. Born in Washington, DC, she received her bachelors degree from Howard University, where she studied under Loïs Mailou Jones and James Lesesne Wells, and a master's degree from Columbia University. Active as both an artist and art educator, she exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Barnett-Aden Gallery in Washington, DC through the late 1960s. Her paintings were included in the Barnett-Aden and the Evan-Tibbs collections, and are found today at Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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