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Impressionist Landscape: Carl Holm

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1920   item# 1197668 (stock# 2628)

Impressionist Landscape: Carl Holm
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Carl O. Holm, Mass, 1885-1918. Oil on Canvas, 25"h by 23"w in a beautiful gold leaf frame 31"h by 29.5"w. It is signed lower right and dated 1916 and condition is excellent with no old repairs. Provenance: Private Midwestern Collection, Carl Holm was a brilliant artist who studied in Copenhagen and France. A painter of very fine impressionist landscapes and figures, he studied at Zahrtmann's School of Fine Art, Copenhagen and began exhibiting in 1908 at the age of twenty three. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1912 and died during the influenza epidemic of 1918. Because of this his paintings are very rare. This is probably one of his finest pieces.


Modernist Landscape: Arnold Friedman

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1940   item# 1197667 (stock# 2626)

Modernist Landscape: Arnold Friedman
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Arnold Friedman, 1874-1945, New York City. Modernist painter known for Abstract Views, Figures and Still Life. Oil on canvas, 20"H by 24"w, signed lightly LL. It is in a period frame. Provenance: Purchased from the artist by Rosenberg Gallery, Direct descent through family to present owner. Friedman is considered an extremely gifted and original American Modern painter by scholars and art historians today. He did not study art until 1905, with Robert Henri at the Art Students League in New York City. He supported himself by working in the post-office.Eleven paintings by Arnold Friedman were shown in New York City in 2002 at the Berry-Hill Galleries in the exhibition, High Notes of American Modernism: Selections from the Tommy and Gill LiPuma Collection. Friedman's paintings appeared in two exhibitions in New York City in 2003, a one-man show at the Barbara Mathes Gallery, and a survey, American Art: 1750 to the Present, at the Richard York Gallery. A comprehensive 1986 exhibition of approximately one hundred eleven paintings and some watercolors and drawings was held at the Salander-O-Reilly Galleries in New York City. The show, Arnold Friedman (1874-1946): An Exhibition: Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors, gave rise to an extensive catalogue with an essay by critic Hilton Kramer.Arnold Friedman participated, from February 14-16, 1936, in the First Congress of American Artists against War and Fascism, in New York City. An extant publication records the essays of painters Stuart Davis and Peter Blume, photographer Margaret Bourke-White, sculptor Paul Manship and critic Lewis Mumford, among others, as well as the artists who attended, including painters Max Weber, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, Harry Sternberg, Arnold Blanch and John Groth.


Bridge in Venice: Richard Hayley Lever

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1980   item# 1188470 (stock# 2618)


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Richard Hayley Lever, 1875-1958. Born in Adelaide, Australia, Hayley Lever was known for his town-shore landscapes and still-life painting in a style that combined impressionism with vivid colors and strong lines of realism---post impressionism. In his use of color, he was deeply influenced by Vincent Van Gogh. He freely explored numerous styles based on impressionism but was never locked into any particular style. He showed early art talent and traveled to England in 1893. He studied art in London and then painted at an artists' colony in Cornwall on the seacoast of St. Ives where he began his seacoast paintings. He received much attention in Europe for these works. In 1908, he did a series of paintings called "Van Gogh's Hospital, Holland" expressing the profound influence he felt of that artist. Lever came to America in 1911, encouraged by American artist Ernest Lawson whom he knew in France, and was soon counted among the most widely exhibited artists in New York City. Many of his scenes were of Manhattan. He had a summer studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts and from 1919 to 1931 taught at the Art Students League in New York City. He also became Director of the Studio Art Club in Mount Vernon, New York. Lever imparted to his students the following message: "Art is the re-creation of mood in line, form and color. If I were confined to my own back yard for the rest of my life, I'd still have more pictures in my mind than I would have time to paint. Art is nothing but having a good time" (Comenos Fine Art). He died in Mount Vernon, New York in 1958, having suffered ill health the last few years of his life. He received many awards and critical acclaim and his works were purchased by major American museums, such as New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Washington's Phillips Collection and Corcoran Museum.


The Performer 1904 Julie Bon Bon: Everett Shinn

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1910   item# 1185616 (stock# 2608)

The Performer 1904 Julie Bon Bon: Everett Shinn
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Everett Shinn, New York, New Jersey, Penn, 1876-1953. Title "The Performer", Pastel and gouache on paper; signed and dated lower right, 1904, Height 22.3 in.; Width 16.8 in. / Height 56.7 cm.; Width 42.7 cm. Provenance: Alma Gilbert and Peter Smith, Cornish, NH. The Cornish Gallery and Museum , Windsor, VT. (gifted from Alma Gilbert and Peter Smith) ACA Galleries, (2011-2012), NY. Private Florida collection Exhibition:Cornish Gallery and Museum, Cornish, New Hampshire. Exhibit: «The Women of the Cornish Colony» May 26 to Oct. 20, 2002. ACA galleries, Miami Art Show, 2012. Another version dated 1907 and titled Julie Bonbon is at the Metropolitan Museum A prominent New York-based artist in the early 20th century, Everett Shinn was a Social Realist painter who focused on lower-class urban themes. Although his ongoing reputation seems to be for Social-Realist subjects, his real interest was in the theatre and in creating images celebrating the spectacle. From 1917 to 1923, he worked as art director for Metro Goldwyn Mayer and other studios and wrote, produced and created scene designs for plays held at his own 55 seat theatre in his New York City home. He was also a cartoonist and illustrator including work for twenty-eight books and ninety-four magazine stories. "A brash and often flamboyant character, he went through a series of marriages and divorces." (Falk) Shinn was born in Woodstown, New Jersey, and studied industrial design and basic engineering at Spring Gardens Institute in Philadelphia. From 1893 to 1897, while working for a gas fixtures company in Philadelphia, he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as a student of Thomas Anshutz. He then worked as a staff artist for the Philadelphia Press with George Luks, William Glackens, and John Sloan, and this group, part of the future "Eight," centered around Robert Henri's Philadelphia studio. In 1897, Shinn began working for the New York Herald and shortly after started a series of murals including panels for the Stuyvesant Theater and industrial depictions for the Trenton, New Jersey City Hall. Based in New York, he traveled extensively and also did theater and film work. In 1949, he was elected an academician of the National Academy.


Urban Landscape & Houses: Aloise Lecoque

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1970   item# 1180473 (stock# 2595)

Urban Landscape & Houses: Aloise Lecoque
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Alois Lecoque: Prague, France, California, Illinois, 1891-1981. Urban Landscape with houses is oil on canvas, 22" by 24" in a beautiful period Newcomb Macklin frame. He was known for his beautifully colored post-impressionist post impressionist landscape, still life and figure paintings His work ranged from still life to harbor life to the city views of Prague. He painted magnificent buildings and waterfronts in Paris. Lecoque's works are on display in the collections of the Museum of Art Moderne, Prague, Museum of Old Montmartre, Paris, Art Collection of the City of Los Angeles and in many other museums. Author of the book, Renoir My Friend, he has artwork hung in the White House. His work is still widely available throughout the world today. His last home was in southern California and he traveled to hold showings of his art work up until his death.


Abstract Painting: John Grillo

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1960   item# 1175205 (stock# 2593)

Abstract Painting: John Grillo
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John Grillo, Calif, 1917- California. Oil on canvas, 40"h by 36"w, framed 45"h by 41", signed lower left. Provenance: Private Midwestern Collection, Bunte Auction, Illinois, Private Collection purchased from Artist. John Grillo was known as one of the most aggressive West Coast artists to pursue Abstract Expressionism and painted in gouache, watercolor and poster-based water paints as well as oil. In addition, he was also a sculptor, printmaker and art educator. Grillo was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts and studied at the Hartford Art School, 1935-1938; California School of Fine Arts, 1945-1947; with Hans Hoffman in New York and the Hans Hoffman School of Fine Arts, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1948-1951. Grillo remained active in Provincetown, Massachusetts during much of his career. He received the Ford Foundation grant to work at Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles, 1964 and the Ford Foundation artist-in-residence grant at Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 1964. He taught at the New School for Social Research, New York, 1964-1966 and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1967-1991.Solo Exhibitions: Artist's Gallery, NYC, 1948; Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 1953; Bertha Schaefer Gallery, 1955, 1957, 1959; Howard Wise Gallery, 1961, 1962, 1963; University California, Berkeley 1962; and University of Massachusetts, 1988. Selected Group Exhibitions: The Oakland Museum, California. A Period of Exploration: San Francisco 1945-1950; 1973. Museums: Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, LA County Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art and more. Sources include: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art" Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T Last, "California Watercolors"


Impressionist Lady in Landscape: James Carroll Beckwith

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1940   item# 1171364 (stock# 2592)

Impressionist Lady in Landscape: James Carroll Beckwith
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James Carroll Beckwith, 1852-1957, NY, Illinois, France. This oil on panel is exquisite, 35.5cm by 26.5 cm,(13 5/8" by 10.5") signed, and in good condition in a beautiful 4" gold leaf frame. Provenance: Private collection in the Midwest, Purchased from a Private Collection in Florida, Purchased at Thomas Moran Auction, Private California Collection. He was a landscape, portrait and genre painter whose style ranged from academic to impressionist. He is best known for portrait and genre subjects, was skilled in mural painting, and was highly respected as an art educator. He was enrolled at the Chicago Academy of Design. His good friend was Frederick Stuart Church, and they took instruction together under the tutelage of Conrad Diehl. In 1871,the family moved to New York City. There Beckwith enrolled in the antique class at the National Academy of Design under Lemuel Wilmarth. Among his fellow students were George Bellows, J. Alden Weir, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and Frederick Church In October, 1873, Beckwith sailed for England, and spent the next five years abroad, living primarily in Paris where he entered the studio of Emile Carolus-Duran. Of this period, he later wrote: "I think my real Art life began." Together with John Singer Sargent and Frank Fowler, he helped Duran in 1877 with the Luxembourg Palace ceiling decoration, The Apotheosis of Marie de Medici. With Sargent, Beckwith shared a studio in Paris, and they developed a lifelong friendship. In 1875, Beckwith met William Merritt Chase. Beckwith returned to New York in 1878, and he and William Merritt Chase were hired at the same time as instructors at the Art Students League. He exhibited annually at the National Academy of Design from 1877 until his death in 1917. For the 1893 Chicago World's Fair Exposition, he painted murals for the dome of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building. Beckwith received several awards including Honorable mention at the Paris Exposition of 1889 and Gold Medal at the Atlanta Exposition, 1895. He with his wife, Bertha, moved to Italy for two years, 1910 to 1912, where he did landscape sketches. Then he returned to New York City, but felt increasingly out of touch with the times because his conservative style of painting was not in accord with changing tastes and was not earning the money he had hoped. In 1917, just before his death, he was in California, visiting his friend, Thomas Moran, who was eighty years old. Of the career of James Carroll Beckwith, it was written: "In the minds of his fellow artists, the name of J. Carroll Beckwith stood for an unwavering commitment to the highest ideals of academic art. Throughout his career Beckwith remained true to his French training, first as a young portrait painter fresh from years of Parisian study, then as an influential teacher of careful, accurate drawing and finally as an uncompromising conservative bemoaning the state of early-twentieth-century art." His most sought after paintings are the Impressionist Scenes painted in France. His paintings sell for up to $400,000.


Impressionist Landscape: Daniel Garber

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1950   item# 1169728 (stock# 2587)

Impressionist Landscape: Daniel Garber
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Daniel Garber, Penn, 1880-1958. This lovely impressionist painting is oil on board, 11"h by 14.5"w, signed clearly lower right and from a private collection. Daniel Garber was born in 1880 to a Mennonite farm family near North Manchester, Indiana. In 1897 he left to study art with Vincent Nowottny at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio. He went on to study with High Breckenridge at the Darby School in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, in the summers of 1899 and 1900. Between 1899 and 1905 Garber enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he studied with William Merritt Chase, Julian Alden Weir and Cecilia Beaux. He was awarded a Cresson Traveling Fellowship to England, France, and Italy between 1905-1907. In 1909 he returned to the Pennsylvanian Academy of Fine Arts as a member of the faculty. He taught painting and drawing there for the next 41 years, and was notorious for his high expectations of his students. Garber illustrated books and magazines, including the collected works of Theodore Roosevelt. He was also a printmaker and was awarded several solo exhibitions of his drawings, etchings and prints. He began to receive national prominence for his paintings after winning the Hallgarten Prize from the National Academy of Design in 1909. He was elected Academician of the National Academy in 1913. Known as one of the most original of the Pennsylvania Impressionists, Garber depicted the quarries, woods and Delaware River valley of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and the Lambertville and Lumberville areas of New Jersey. He painted large plein-air landscapes conceived in two quite different but overlapping modes that appear to have evolved simultaneously. The first is depicted realistically, showing evidence of human occupation on the land. Concern for the subtle nuances of shape and detail emanate from the painting with an almost radiant glow. It is with his other mode however, that he formed his signature style: highly decorative, with trees constructed in a stitch-like pattern and woven throughout the composition. In these paintings the artist often departs from the traditional, panoramic format of the landscape painting, employing square, or nearly square, painting dimensions. Art historian William Gerdts believes that Garber's two modes exemplify the primary directions that American Post-Impressionist painting took in the second decade of the 20th century, making the artist's position quite significant in the development of Modernism. Garber was granted 29 major prizes and medals for his painting during his lifetime. He was a member of the American Institute of Arts and Letters and was elected to both the Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club. He died in 1958 at his home, "Cuttalossa," along the banks of the Delaware River in Lumberville, New Jersey. His paintings sell at auction for up to $1,128,000.


"TEMPTATION": John George Brown

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1910   item# 1166570 (stock# 2582)

"TEMPTATION": John George Brown
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JOHN GEORGE BROWN (1831-1913) John George Brown's sentimentalized portrayals of street urchins, reproduced by the thousands, made him the richest and most celebrated genre painter in turn-of-the-century America. Born in Durham, England in 1831, Brown studied art in England and Scotland before coming to America in 1853. He was a glassblower in Brooklyn, and a student at the National Academy of Design in New York City. He opened a studio there in 1860, when his painting "His First Cigar" launched his national reputation. Brown exploited his considerable talent to supply the Victorian taste for his specialty-adept (copyrighted) pictures of young white shoeshiners, vendors and servants. From the 1860s on, his reputation as "the boot-black Raphael" never flagged. Toward the end of his life, his yearly income averaged $40,000. Originals sold for $500 to $700. Royalties from just one lithograph, distributed with packaged tea, totaled $25,000.Though he claimed the successful formula of "contemporary truth" for his pictures, none gave doting collectors or wealthy patrons cause for social alarm. He falsified his subjects, who were in reality minority immigrants whose lives were often wretched struggles for survival. Brown's street juveniles are invariably cheerful, spunky tykes-never sick, sad, emaciated, hungry or noticeably foreign. Their ragged clothing is picturesque, their grime cosmetic. They are undeniably appealing. Even the most uneven of Brown's popularized works show painterly skill and sound training. Brown realized he was pressured by his buying public into subjects and techniques below his true ability; the pictures he painted for pleasure, using his full range of artistry, are straightforward and distinguished. Most are of country scenes and outdoor pastimes, with none of the contrived look of his commercialized "trademark" paintings. Brown's "View of the Palisades" (1867, private collection) is a delightful and unaccustomed departure from his genre work. Showing boats on a calm, open bend of the Hudson, it is broadly painted, expansive in feeling, with crisp detail and care in every brushstroke.Brown died in 1913 in New York City. MEMBERSHIPS National Academy of Design American Water Color Society PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Peabody institute of the City of Baltimore G.W.V. Smith Art Gallery, Springfield, Massachusetts


Young Girls and Dolls: Charles Bird King

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1166568 (stock# 2586)

Young Girls and Dolls: Charles Bird King
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Charles Bird King,1785-1862, Washington, District of Columbia. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Charles Bird King became famous for his portraits of distinguished Native Americans. He studied with Samuel King, colonial painter, and then at age 15, ran away to New York City where he worked in the studio of Edward Savage. From 1805 to 1812, he lived in London, studying with Benjamin West and sharing a studio with Thomas Sully. In 1816, he settled in Washington D.C., becoming the city's first significant resident artist. He did portraits of politicians and then spent 16 years on a commission to paint members of a five-tribe Indian delegation, which came to the city in 1821. The results became the basis of the National Indian Portrait Gallery. The originals burned, but lithography copies remain. He did an occasional still life, some of them in trompe l'oeil style including The Vanity of an Artist's Dream, which shows dusty, dilapidated books, stale food, and debris from an artist's studio. Another work, Still Life Game, has dark tones and melancholy mood and highly realistic rendering. His painting have sold at auctions for up to $1.300,000 and his paintings are in many important museums including National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fogg Art Museum: Harvard University Art Museums, Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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