New York Lights
Watercolour; signed and dated 1957
11 x 19 inches
Hertfordshire County Council
Whitechapel Gallery, 'Pictures for Schools', 1958
In 1953, The Sketch declared that Nan Youngman had a 'peculiar ability to make a thing of beauty of a dreary industrial landscape'; here, grey towers of steel and concrete are transformed into mystical beams rising from Central Park's foliage, to the star-dotted haze above.