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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Contemporary item #1319224 (stock #738)
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Modernist landscape Marsh series #1 by Ernest Garthwaite. Acrylic on paper measuring 22"w x 30"H.

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Ernest Garthwaite was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1940. He studied at Loras College in Iowa, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1961, and at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, receiving his Master of Arts in 1962. He subsequently studied in Europe (including in Italy, Germany, and France) and at the University of Wisconsin in 1964 and the Art Students' League of New York in 1966. Garthwaite's work is represented in over 75 collections, including the Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, New Rochelle Public Library, Art Gallery of Windsor, Bank of Montreal, Concordia University (Montreal), Marymount College (New York), Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (Banff), and York College of the City University of New York.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1361951 (stock #809)
Impressionist nude female oil painting on canvas c.1920s. Presented in a Dutch impressionist parcel gilt wood frame. Canvas measuring 20 x 24 in excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : French : Pre 1800 item #1113948 (stock #487)
Jean Baptiste Oudry original paintings on board of Hunting dogs signed and dated on reverse Oudry 1730 and each dog is named. Oudry accompanied Louis XV hunts and sketched on sight and later painted larger oils from these sketches. each measuring 16.5 x 21.5 cm.

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Louis XV, king of France, often called Jean-Baptiste Oudry to Versailles to paint the royal hounds--in the king's presence. "Monsieur Oudry had acquired such a habit of conversing with high-ranking persons and of working in their presence that he painted as calmly at the court as he would in his own studio," marveled a contemporary. Though his father was a painter and art dealer, Oudry's first serious training came from portrait painter Nicolas de Largillière. By about 1720, the young man was concentrating on animals, hunts, and landscapes. He became a member of the Académie de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1719 and a professor there in 1743. From 1726 Oudry had great success designing tapestries. In 1734 he was named director of the Beauvais tapestry manufactory, which he re-established by bringing in artists like François Boucher. Two years later, he became director of the Gobelins manufactory. Supervising all tapestry production gave Oudry considerable influence on French decorative arts. He also had a large studio and was literally overwhelmed by commissions. His clients included Czar Peter the Great of Russia and the Queen of Sweden. Oudry's work was marked by attention to detail combined with freedom of execution. A master of chiaroscuro, he maintained a lifelong interest in light and reflections.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1900 item #1298976 (stock #705)
Original Antique 19th century Italian oil painting on canvas. Titled "Lake Como" and initialed SPH. lower right. Canvas 14"L x 20"W. Overall framed size 20" L x 26" W.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : French : Pre 1940 item #1053165 (stock #387)
A beautiful classic nude by Yves Diey oil on canvas signed lower right measuring approx. 36 x 38.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : French : Pre 1960 item #1172909 (stock #568)
A fine original oil on Canvas signed lower right and on verso titled Polombaro Italy. A beautiful painting a fine example of this renowned artist work. Measuring approx. 20 x 24 in a quality hand carved 24k gold leaf frame.

Biography, Rene Genis was a 20th century French painter renowned for his landscapes and still lifes and for his palette of very transparent blues and greens. Genis studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, then at the École des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Starting in 1959 he had numerous one-man exhibitions in Paris and New York. In the summer of 2002 he had a one-artist exhibition at Galerie 26 on the Place des Vosges, Paris. This still life by Genis entitled "L'Artichaut" was done in 1951 in Fauvist greens, yellows, reds and purples. His work can be seen in museums in Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Lyon and at the Musée Municipal d'Art Moderne in Paris.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : French : Pre 1970 item #1410540 (stock #910)
Original French oil painting a portrait of Pascale Ogier French actress playing guitar Paris at age 17. Painted by her grandmother Marie Louise Ogier a well know talented French painter born 1912 exhibited in several Paris galleries in numerous private and public collections. About Pascale Pascale Ogier was born as Pascale Marguerite Cécile Claude Colette Nicolas in Paris, France on 26 October 1958.[1] she was the daughter of actress Bulle Ogier and musician Gilles Nicolas. Ogier also chose an acting career, first with appearances on stage. In 1982, she and her mother co-wrote the screenplay and starred in director Jacques Rivette's film Le Pont du Nord. For her performance in director Éric Rohmer's film Full Moon in Paris, Ogier was nominated for a César Award for Best Actress at the 10th César Awards and won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 41st Venice International Film Festival. Shortly afterwards, at age 25 — on the day before she was to celebrate her 26th birthday — Ogier died of a heart attack probably caused by a heart murmur condition she had since age 12 combined with drug use. Ogier is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. In 1986, the film Down by Law is dedicated to her
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1960 item #1294728 (stock #688)
Original Oil on paper monotype Fauvist Nude in a Landscape by Harold Christopher Davies signed HD monogram lower right. From the estate of the artist and the Hoover Gallery, San Francisco. Davies' work was exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association, the Oakland Art Gallery, the Birmingham Museum, the Southampton Museum, the University of Long Island Museum, the Parrish Art Museum, the Hoover Gallery (San Francisco), the Haggin Museum and the Huntsville Museum. Image 7"L x 5"W.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1117361 (stock #489)
A Beautiful and important historic original oil painting by Leland Curtis from the Antarctica Expedition of 1939 - 40. The scene is of Adelaide Island at Marguerite Bay. Oil on canvas signed lower right and noted from the Antarctic Exp. A historical and beautiful painting.

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Born in Denver, CO on Aug. 7, 1897, Curtis was a resident of Seattle before moving to Los Angeles in 1914. He was inspired to become an artist by his teacher Rob Wagner at Manual Arts High School. After working as a bank teller and serving in WWI, he soon was able to support himself as an illustrator. He served as official artist of the U.S. Antarctica Expedition in 1939-40 and again in 1957. About 1960 he changed his residence from Los Angeles to Twenty Nine Palms, California, with summers in Moose, Wyoming. An avid mountain climber, his studio in the Grand Tetons was a rustic log cabin. In 1972 he moved to Carson City, Nevada, where he remained until his demise on March 17, 1989. He is best known for his landscapes of the High Sierra, Grand Tetons, and Antarctica. His works won dozens of medals and prizes from the early 1920s in southern California shows. Member: Carmel Art Association; Artland Club. Exh: California Art Club, 1923-27; Laguna Beach Art Association, 1924; California State Fair, 1926; Cannell & Chaffin Gallery (Los Angeles), 1926; Ebell Club (Los Angeles), 1926; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1926-31; National Academy of Design, 1930; Toledo Museum, 1931; American Painters & Sculptors, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1931, 1937 (solo), 1946 (solo); Oakland Art Gallery, 1932; Tuesday Afternoon Club (Glendale), 1934; Golden Gate International Exhibition, 1939; California Palace Legion of

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1950 item #1298949 (stock #700)
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
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1409892 (stock #905)
Original antique watercolor floral botanical painting of a flowering bulb 19th century c.1850. This lovely original watercolor is from a mid 19th century botanical watercolor album. While little is known about the work, it was clearly done by a highly skilled artist. The paper is Whatman watermarked and dated. . Presented matted with archival materials and framed. less DETAILS Dimensions13ʺW × 1ʺD × 16ʺH PeriodLate 19th Century ConditionVery Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, No Imperfections Good antique condition
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1410538 (stock #909)
Vintage large oil painting on canvas of a figurative Nude Female nude signed lower right Lois Gross c. 1950 painted before her marriage to Dr. Douglas G. Smiley. Measuring 32" x 50" In excellent vintage condition. LOIS GROSS SMILEY (American, born 1925, died 2019) Lois Gross Smiley was an abstract expressionist who specialized in landscape, still life and figural painting in oils and pastels. Born and raised in New York City, Smiley’s artistic training coincided with the emergence of the New York abstract expressionist and gestural abstraction painting movement. Born in New York City in 1925, Smiley attended the prestigious Dalton School in New York’s upper east side, where she studied under two prominent artists: the well-known Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo and the abstract expressionist Vaclav Vytlacil. Tamayo, who is considered a figural abstractionist, also taught Helen Frankenthaler at Dalton. Vaclav Vytlacil co-founded the American Abstract Artist Group, the predecessor of the New York School and Abstract Expressionism that contributed to the development and acceptance of abstract art in the United States. After Dalton School, Smiley went on to major in painting at Sarah Lawrence College where she received her Bachelor of Art degree in 1946. While at Sarah Lawrence, she studied drawing and painting and art history with Kurt Roesch a German born expressionist who showed and was represented by the prominent Curt Valentin gallery. In Manhattan Smiley also studied etching and engraving with Stanley William Hayter at his famed atelier 17 and Japanese woodblock printing with Bill Paden. Smiley’s work can be described as combining Cubist-inspired spatial concerns with an expressionistic approach to line and color. She worked in oils, pastels and watercolor and said of her work “Although my paintings seem abstract, each has a subject that derives from nature, felt and observed. I hope to arrive at an essence strong enough to evoke a shared recognition with the viewer.” In addition to painting, Smiley worked at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers as the Assistant Curator of Exhibitions from 1970-1973. She taught drawing and painting in her New York studios from 1964-1990. In 1960 and 1976, Smiley received awards for watercolors she exhibited at the National Association of Women Artists held at the National Academy, New York City. She had her first solo exhibition in 1962 at the Riverdale Neighborhood House, New York and another at the Carlton Gallery, New York in 1976. In 1972, she participated in the Hudson River Museum juried group show and in 1978 she was invited to participate in the Bronx Museum of Arts “Arte, Arte, Kunst” exhibition. Smiley was a member of the National Art Association, The National Association of Women Artists, and the Cambridge and Concord Art Associations. In 1951, Lois Gross married Dr. Douglas G. Smiley by whom she had two daughters. She moved to Wellesley, Massachusetts in 1991 after her husband died to be near her daughter. She quickly became part of the New England art community, teaching drawing at the Cambridge Art Association and the Concord Art Association, where she also exhibited. She showed at the Danforth Museum Framingham, Ma where she received the directors’ award for best in show. In 1993, she held a solo exhibition at the Harvard Neighbors Gallery in Cambridge and from 1987-1996; she showed many exhibitions at Douglas Parker’s “On the Vineyard Gallery.” Smiley maintained a studio in Wellesley. She showed and was represented by the Art In Giving Gallery, where 50% of the sales of her paintings went to help fight childhood cancer. In an interview, Smiley spoke of the importance of using the finest quality materials in her work. She used linen canvas, which she stretched herself and made her own frames and also made her own pastel sticks. Many of her paintings are in private and corporate collections
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1120972 (stock #493)
An original oil painting on board by Cecil C. Bell signed lower center and on reverse. Measuring 22 x 30 inches. The painting of a New York nocturne featuring a Westside cowboy of the The New York central line. West Side Cowboys were employed by the City to ride in front of street-level freight trains and wave pedestrians out of the way. This was the City’s stopgap measure to stop the carnage on what was known as “Death Avenue.” The Cowboys were phased out after the High Line was built, raising train traffic to the third story of industrial buildings.

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Bell was born in Seattle, WA in 1906, and he later moved to Staten Island, NY. It was in New York City where he found the inspiration for his work, the city and its people, focusing on daily life subjects. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League with John Sloan. Exhibition venues include the Corcoran Gallery, Museum of Modern Art and the Tacoma Art Museum.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1837 VR item #1409577 (stock #899)
Original antique watercolor painting of a Bird an ornithological study by Carl Linnaeus c. 1776. With notations and information. Presented matted and framed in archival materials. . This is a wonderful, expertly drawn, original watercolor is from a German ornithological manuscript. Each watercolor is on chain-linked, watermarked paper. The titled Vogel in Beschreibungen und Abbildungen nach dem XII. vollstandigen Natur-system des Ritters Carl von Linne und nach der ausfuhrlichen Erklarung des Herrn Prof. Phil. Ludw. Statius Muller. This roughly translates to Birds in descriptions & illustrations after the natural system of Carl Linnaeus as translated by Philipp Muller. 16ʺW × 1ʺD × 13ʺH
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1940 item #1324205 (stock #746)
Original American Impressionist oil on panel of the harbor at Edgartown Martha"s Vineyard Mass. Signed lower left A Bonine. Measuring 28 x 36 inches.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1910 item #1328122 (stock #751)
Original 19th-century watercolor illustration of Adam and Eve cast from the Garden of Eden. Image, 14"L x 14"H. Matted; unframed.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : British : Pre 1837 VR item #1089907 (stock #421)
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Richard Bonington original oil on canvas of a old English town view signed very faintly lower right measuring approx. 9 x 12 inches framed in a contemporary gallery frame. Provenance: British Consulate San Francisco.

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Richard Parkes Bonington was born in the town of Arnold, 4 miles from Nottingham in England. His father was successively a gaoler, a drawing master and lace-maker, and his mother a teacher. Bonington learned watercolour painting from his father and exhibited paintings at the Liverpool Academy at age 11. In 1817, Bonington's family moved to Calais, France where his father had set up a lace factory. At this time, Bonington started taking lessons from the painter François Louis Thomas Francia, who trained him in English watercolour painting. In 1818, the family moved to Paris to open a lace retail outlet. It was Paris where he first met Eugène Delacroix, who he became friends with. He worked for a time producing copies of Dutch and Flemish landscapes in the Louvre. In 1820, he started attending the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he studied under Antoine-Jean, Baron Gros. It was around this time that Bonington started going on sketching tours in the suburbs of Paris and the surrounding countryside. His first paintings were exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1822. He also began to work in lithography, illustrating Baron Taylor’s "Voyages pittoresques dans l'ancienne France" and his own architectural series Restes et Fragmens". In 1824, he won a gold medal at the Paris Salon along with John Constable and Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding. Bonington died of tuberculosis on 23 September 1828 at 29 Tottenham Street in London, only 25 years old.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1970 item #1150191 (stock #523)
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A beautiful California landscape oil on canvas board signed lower right Maurice Braun. measuring 11 x 14 inches framed in a quality 24k gold frame.

BiographyMaurice Braun (1877-1941). Painter. Maurice Braun was born in Nagy Bittse, Hungary on Oct. 1, 1877. Braun immigrated with his family to the U.S. in 1881 and settled in NYC. He began drawing at age three and in his early teens was apprenticed to a jeweler. In 1897 Maurice Braun began a five year study period at the NAD followed by one year with Wm M. Chase. He was an established portrait and figure painter in New York before moving to San Diego in 1910. After opening a studio on Point Loma, Maurice Braun founded the San Diego Academy of Art in 1912 and served as its director for many years. Braun remained in San Diego except for the years 1922-24 when he maintained a studio in Silvermine, CT. His Impressionist paintings of the Southwest desert, southern California hills, and High Sierra brought him great national acclaim. At the end of his career he specialized in still lifes of flowers and oriental objets d'art. An ardent follower of Theosophy, their teachings of the unity of nature and man is evident in his work. Maurice Braun died in San Diego on Nov. 7, 1941. Source: Edan Hughes: