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.
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.
Charles Levier (1920-2004) Original watercolor of Parisian women signed lower right. Throughout the world are to be found his paintings in countless private and public collections. He is represented in the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and the Menton Museum in Paris. In the USA, his work can be found in the permanent collection of the Atlanta Museum, the Seattle Museum, the Evansville Museum, the New Orleans Museum and the San Diego Museum. Matted and framed Image 21"L x 14"W overall framed size 35" x 27".
Fine original 19th century antique English sepia watercolor landscape painting of figures and a bridge by a lake. Matted and framed. Image 6"L x 8"W overall framed size 13.5ʺW × 1ʺD × 11.5ʺH. Excellent antique condition.
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
19th Century French watercolor landscape with cows and a seated figure in the background. Presented matted in a 19th Century aesthetic movement gilt wood frame. Image size 13" x 19.5" overall framed size 27ʺW × 1.5ʺD × 21ʺH. Signed "Rouet" lower left corner. Excellent condition commensurate of age.
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 watercolor of a Neoclassical architectural interior design for an indoor pool by Daniel MacMasters (1893-1981). Unsigned from a collection of his estate works. MacMasters 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 and exhibited at the Durand-Ruel Galleries in New York. Beautifully framed & French matted. Image 20" x 28". Shipped without glass.
Watercolor landscape titled "Forest Morning Sun" by Maureen Saul, signed lower left. Image, 20"L x 12"H. Matted and framed.
Overall Dimensions 30.0ʺW × 1.0ʺD × 20.0ʺH
A colorful and dramatic mid century vintage abstract watercolor painting of a two figures amongst colors and shapes. From a portfolio of paintings dated from the 1960s some signed Saad. Presented on a quality frame and matte image size 9" x 13" overall framed size 13" x 17".
An original Victorian Era illustration of a woman in her boudoir. Signed lower right. Presented matted and in a gilt wood frame. Image size: 6.5" x 9.5"; Overall: 12"x15". Excellent antique condition.
Original 19th-century watercolor illustration of Adam and Eve cast from the Garden of Eden. Image, 14"L x 14"H. Matted; unframed.
Beautiful John Gould (J Gould and H.C. Richter) original Hummingbird lithograph titled "Phaiolaima Equatorialis" from the Monograph of the Trochdidae (1849 - 1861) or Family of Hummingbird.
John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist and bird artist. From 1832 - 1881 Gould traveled the world seeking new specimens. He created the largest and most spectacular body of bird prints in the 19th century. Image 19"L x 13"W. Matted and framed in hand gilt frame. In good antique condition, with age yellowing and wear commensurate with age.
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.
Charming 19th Century watercolor of a young shepherd tending to his flock of sheep, goats, and a cow on a dirt road. Presented in cream matting in a silver frame. Image size: 9.5" x 11", overall dimensions: 17.5" x 19.5"