When the prominent poet Elizabeth Bishop died in 1979 her long time partner and executor Alice Methfessel unearthed a collection of 11 paintings and 2 assemblages that were done by Bishop between 1934-1978.
The work spans much of Bishop’s adult life, Bishop “worked as a painter as well as a poet, and her verse, like visual art, is known for its ability to capture significant scenes.” Methfessel, who Bishop also dedicated her last book Geography III to, died in 2009 and the collection is now being offered by James Jaffe Rare Books.
“Sleeping Figure”. 5 5/8” x 8 5/8”, circa 1935-1940. portrait of Bishop’s friend and lover Louise Crane
The paintings range from $25,000 – $50,000 each and are available through Biblio