Portrait of a Woman by Emile Kosa Jr. signed lower right on heavy watercolor paper. In excellent condition measuring 15" x 20".
Emil Kosa Jr. was born in Paris, France on November 28, 1903. His father was a Czech artist. He moved to the United States with his family at the age of four.
Kosa studied at the Prague Academy as a teenager and then at the California Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1927. He returned to Paris later in 1927, and studied under Pierre Laurens at l'École des Beaux-Arts. In 1928, he returned to Los Angeles and studied and later taught at Chouinard and the Otis Art Institutes.
Kosa spent the last 35 years of his life working for 20th Century Fox studios as a special effects artist. In 1963 he won an Oscar for his work on Cleopatra. During this time Kosa, along with maintaining a studio-home in LA, decorated churches, theatres, and private homes and continued teaching in Laguna Beach, California.
Kosa exhibited at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1940, the Biltmore Salon in Los Angeles in 1941. He also showed his works in many other locals nationally including the Carnegie Institute, the Denver Museum, and the Frye Museum. He won dozens of awards in California and nationally from 1928-1961. He is represented in many museums across the United States including the LACMA, the Santa Barbara Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, and the San Diego Museum. Kosa worked in both watercolor and oil. He painted many portraits including the official portrait of Governor Earl Warren. He also painted landscapes, seascapes, figures, and floral works.
Original Watercolor Cattle in a Landscape by David Cox the younger signed lower right. David Cox the Younger (1809-1885) David Cox, the Younger was active/lived in United Kingdom. David Cox the Younger is known for landscape and seascape paintings. Image size 9"L x 14"W. Framed and Matted 16 x 20 overall.
Original finely detailed watercolor of a Neoclassic architectural interior design by Daniel MacMasters (1893-1981). Unsigned from a collection of his works. MacMorris was a renowned portrait painter, muralist, illustrator, decorator and designer. His New York City studio was above Carnegie Hall. He studied with Joseph Pennell, Robert Henri, and George Bridgeman. He exhibited at the Durand-Ruel Galleries in New York. Image, 20"H x 28"L. overall framed size 35" L x 28" H
Original 19th-century watercolor illustration of Eve. Image, 14"L x 14"H. Matted; unframed.
Original antique watercolor landscape cattle in a landscape signed lower right Kruseman van Elten. Measuring 11 X 17 double matted overall 16.5 x 22.5 inches. In very good antique condition light fading.
Born in Alkmaar, Holland, Hendrik Kruseman van Elten was a landscape painter who lived primarily in New York City and came to the United States. As a young man he studied landscape painting in Haarlem with Cornelis Lieste, then traveled in Holland, Germany, France and Belgium before coming to the United States in 1865.
Kruseman van Elten's meticulously rendered paintings were exhibited from 1866 until 1900 at the National Academy of Design. He was named an Associate at the institution in 1871 and an Academician in 1883. Many of his subjects are scenes in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, where he kept a summer home in the Catskill artists' colony at Ellenville. A painting "View of the Rocky Mountains" was dated 1884, and in 1898, he exhibited work at the Denver Artists Club.
He began printmaking in 1876; his work in the etching medium ranks among the best produced anywhere. He was an important member of the Society of Painter-Etchers in London. Several hundred of his paintings were auctioned at the American Art Guild in New York in 1905.
Original beautiful ethereal Japanese landscape watercolor painting signed lower left Takeda. Measuring 13 x 20 inches unframed.
Leon Baskt original pencil watercolor and gouache on paper signed lower right and dated 1911. This image was used for a cover of a Russian theater ballet presentation for
La peri with Natasha Trouhanova as the Peri. Measuring approx 21 x 33 cm or 8 x 13 inches. In good condition some light fading of watercolor with a collectors stamp lower left image otherwise in excellent condition. Provenance Library of Art and Archeology France.
Original antique watercolor of a English Church c.1866 by Herman Axel Haig signed lower right on mount under decorative matte. Axel Herman Haig (1835-1921), born in Sweden. Haig, along with Francis Seymour Haden and others, founded the Royal Academy of Painters-Etchers and Engravers. In 1866 Haig produced a series of watercolour illustrations that were "an immediate sensation. Haig's works can be found in private and museum collections world wide. Image 14"L x 10"W. Matted and framed overall size 18 x 22 inches.
Vintage abstract watercolor on Arches paper. Initialed "RDG" for Roger D. Stokes and dated 6-90, lower left. Stokes was a successful railroad executive who possessed a unique talent for painting. Stokes worked in oils, watercolors, pen and ink wash, and also collages. Unframed. Minimal age wear on edges.
Cattle by a Stream by Leopold Rivers signed lower right and dated 1862. The Victorian artist Leopold Rivers was born in London in the mid-19th century. A landscape and watercolor painter and designer, he was the son and pupil of the well-known British artist William Joseph Rivers, who had also exhibited from 1843 to 1855 at the Royal Academy and British Institute. Known for his romantic and atmospheric landscapes depicting the country life in the counties and shires around London, Leopold also found success in his artistic career. He exhibited widely, hanging 188 paintings at the Royal Society of British Artists, where he was honored with a membership. He exhibited 55 paintings at the Royal Academy Sulfolk Street Gallery from 1873. He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, Sulfolk Street in 1890 and at the Royal Academy from 1873 to 1904, and at the Royal Institute of Painters of Watercolors.