SOLD Bird in Flight

by Joseph Stella (1877–1946)
Mixed media on paper
20⅞ x 20⅞ inches (round) (sight size)
Signed lower right: Jo. Stella




The artist

Giovanni Stella, Maryland, brother of the artist, by descent from above, 1946

Mrs. Giovanni Stella, wife of above, by descent from above

Josephine M. Lettera, acquired from above

Pensler Galleries, Washington, DC

Private collection, acquired from above

Sale, Sotheby’s Online, July 20, 2021, lot 55, from above

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired from above

Related Work

Song of the Nightingale, ca. 1917, oil on canvas, 15¾ x 9½ inches, signed lower center; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

Artist Biography

An American Futurist painter and a leading figure in the origins of American Modernism

By Alexandra A. Jopp

An Italian-born member of the American avant-garde, Joseph Stella became famous for radiant, Futurist-influenced paintings of New York and particularly the Brooklyn Bridge

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VI. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

Joseph Stella is an elusive figure in the history of American art. His unpredictable,

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