Original oil painting on canvas by Lily Harmon (American, 1912-1998). Signed and dated "1943" upper right. Offered in its original House of Heydenryk frame. In excellent original condition. 22 3/4" by 17" painting alone, 29" by 23" in its frame. This painting is listed as "Miriam and Fruit" in the catalogue of "Lily Harmon. Fifty Years of Painting. A Retrospective Exhibition", page 51. This retrospective exhibition took place in 1983, starting at the Wichita Art Museum, and traveling to the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and later to the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.
Lily Harmon was born Lily Perlmutter and studied at the Yale School of Fine Art, at the Academie Colarossi in Paris, and at the ASL in New York. She had her first solo exhibition at the Associated American Artists in New York in 1944. She also exhibited at the Whitney, the Corcoran Gallery, The Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, etc. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan, the Whitney, the Jewish Museum in NY, the Hirshhorn Museum in DC.