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Painter, b. 1904 - d. 1992

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    • DELILAH PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Untitled (Orange Cliffs).
      Apr. 06, 2023

      DELILAH PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Untitled (Orange Cliffs).

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      DELILAH PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Untitled (Orange Cliffs). Acrylic on board, circa 1970. 457x610 mm; 18x24 inches. Signed in watercolor, lower right. Provenance: private collection, Washington, DC.

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    • DELILAH PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Untitled (Seaside Landscape).
      Apr. 06, 2023

      DELILAH PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Untitled (Seaside Landscape).

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      DELILAH PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Untitled (Seaside Landscape). Acrylic and watercolor on board, circa 1980. 457x610 mm; 18x24 inches. Signed in watercolor, lower right. Provenance: private collection, Washington, DC.

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    • DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992, AMERICAN) Morning Calm, Portal to the Sky.
      Dec. 01, 2022

      DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992, AMERICAN) Morning Calm, Portal to the Sky.

      Est: $12,000 - $18,000

      DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992, AMERICAN) Morning Calm, Portal to the Sky. Acrylic on cotton canvas, 1979. 762x610 mm; 30x24 inches. Signed Delilah W. Pierce and dated '79, lower right recto. Signed Delilah W. Pierce, titled, dated 1979 and inscribed 1753 Verbena Street, N.W. DC 20012 and acrylic on the upper stretcher bar, verso. Provenance: the estate of the artist; private collection, Maryland.

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    • DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992, AMERICAN) Nebulae.
      Dec. 01, 2022

      DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992, AMERICAN) Nebulae.

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992, AMERICAN) Nebulae. Watercolor on Arches paper, 1982. 730x565 mm; 28 3/4x22 inches. Signed Delilah W. Pierce, lower right. Provenance: the Evans-Tibbs collection, Washington, DC; private collection, California. Exhibited: African-American Artists, 1880-1987, Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection, SITES, Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service, traveling exhibition, including Vassar College Art Gallery, April 1 - May 14, 1989, with the museum label on the mount back. Illustrated: Guy McElroy/Richard J. Powell/Sharon F. Patton. African-American Artists, 1880-1987, Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection, fig. 52, p. 91.

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    • Delilah Pierce, 1904-1992, Seaside Symphony #1
      Jun. 04, 2022

      Delilah Pierce, 1904-1992, Seaside Symphony #1

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Delilah Pierce 1904-1992 Seaside Symphony #1 c. 1970 acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 inches signed; signed, titled and dated verso

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    • Delilah Pierce, 1904-1992, Sails (Edgar Town Harbor, Mass.)
      May. 22, 2021

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

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      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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    • DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Nebulae Patterns, #2.
      Apr. 22, 2021

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

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      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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    • Delilah Pierce (American, 1904-1992) Sails (Edgar Town Harbor, Mass.)
      Dec. 15, 2020

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

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      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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    • DELILAH W. PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Where the Blue and the White Nile Meet.
      Dec. 10, 2020

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

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      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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    • DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Winter Drama #2 (Trees).
      Dec. 15, 2015

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

      Est: $6,000 - $9,000

      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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    • DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Nebulae.
      Apr. 02, 2015

      DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Nebulae.

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      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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    • DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Fishing Boats.
      Feb. 14, 2013

      DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Fishing Boats.

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      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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    • DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Dawn--Vineyard Sound.
      Feb. 16, 2012

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

      Est: $6,000 - $9,000

      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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    • DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Daffodils.
      Feb. 16, 2012

      DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Daffodils.

      Est: $6,000 - $9,000

      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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    • DELILAH WILLIAMS PIERCE (1904 - 1992) Untitled (Abstract Composition).
      Oct. 07, 2010

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

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      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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