Currently on View in Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Galleries (K205)
In Tidying Up, a woman, perhaps a secretary or salesperson, uses a pocket mirror to check her teeth for lipstick smudges.
Bishop saw working women as participants in an American tradition of upward mobility. She used active brushwork and the figure’s physical movement to express this social advancement.
Along with Reginald Marsh, Bishop was part of the Fourteenth Street School, a group of artists who sought to capture contemporary life in New York City in the 1930s and 1940s.
purchased from Midtown Galleries in New York