20th/21st Century Art
April 23 — 28, 2022
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
Minnie Deschamps (1889-1987)
Private Collection, Toronto
See Ms. C.R.F. Baker's newspaper review, “Talented Local Artist” that appeared in the “Sumter Daily Item” on October 22, 1965 for a discussion of this primitive artist who was a farmer from Sumter, North Carolina. Deschamps had only begun to paint four years prior to this article’s publication after receiving a gift of paints and brushes from her friend, Elsie Shaw.
The review states, "Minnie knows Sumter County intimately and she has put in its cotton gins, its tobacco barns and its colored farmers' homes (complete with the old black iron wash pot in the backyard). Her pictures are gay in color, authentic in regional content, and lovely in nostalgic feeling for a little world being lost to the mechanization of an atomic age. The State, the county Sumter itself is in all of her work."