Solman, Joseph (Amercan, 1909-2008). UNTITLED (SUBWAY STUDY) AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN IN AN OVERCOAT. Pencil on a velum-like paper, not dated. There is also a partly sketched man's head in the image above the subject. Initialed in pencil, lower left, consistent with Solman's practice with the subway sketches. 9 1/4 x 5 1/2 (sheet), Framed to 16 x 12 inches. In excellent condition.
Although Solman studied at the Art Student's League he claimed he learned more by sketching fellow passengers on buses and subways. He worked for the WPA, and was exhibited and respected throughout his long career. With the return of interest in figurative art and art with social content, Solman's work garners increasing attention now.