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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1960 item #1378077 (stock #817)
Oil painting on canvas of a nude female figure signed A Brook lower right- Alexander Brook (1898 – 1980) . Image size 22"x 30", overall dimensions 26.5" x34.5". Lightly textured. In Good Condition. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Alexander Brook was a realist painter, whose works consisted mostly of still-life subjects, landscapes, and figures, often of women. He was very successful in his day, winning second prize to Picasso's first prize at the Carnegie Institute International Exhibition of Modern Painting in 1930. In New York, he studied at the Art Students League between the years of 1914-1918. It was at the Art Students League that Brook developed significant relationships with Niles Spencer, Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Hays Miller, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and, perhaps most significantly, Peggy Bacon, whom he married in 1920. Along with Kenneth Hayes Miller, Brook studied with John C. Johansen, Frank V. DuMond, George Bridgeman and Dimitri Romanofski. Within this group lay the foundations of American Realism. Brook was a member of the Society of Independent Artists, who rebelled against the strictures of the National Academy of Design. In 1938 Brook traveled to Savannah, Georgia, there he did some of his most provocative work. After two years in the South, Bacon and Brook were divorced. Brook later married the painter Gina Knee. During the years 1928 through 1939, Alexander Brook had works in over one-hundred exhibitions, fifteen of which were one man shows. By 1942, Brook had resumed teaching at the Art Students League. Demand for the artist's work kept him in significant collections, galleries, and museums, including the Downtown Gallery (New York), the National Academy of Design, the Rehn Gallery, the Larcada and the Knoedler galleries. Brook received awards at the Art Institute of Chicago (1929), the Pennsylvania Academy (1931), the Guggenheim Fellowship (1931), and the San Francisco Art Association (1938).
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 2000 item #1131872 (stock #496)
A fine original modernist bronze by Heriberto Juárez signed edition # 6 of 100 measuring overall approximately 11 inches tall in excellent condition a beautiful work of art by this Mexican master. Biography

Heriberto Juárez was born in San Juan Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, and it was precisely there, land of pyramid builders and legendary sculptors, where he took his first lessons on artistic pottery, sculpture and drawing which helped him acquire the knowledge and skills he materializes in his work perform on chromium plated iron and tin, onyx, marble, bronze... The quality, strength, expressive ability and good taste found in his work have taken him through important galleries and museums around the world and have made him worthy of recognition as one of the prominent artists who have collaborated most different cultural fields in Mexico. In addition to the fertile production of sculptural pieces Juárez Castañeda's work includes drawing, construction of monuments and to a lease degree but with the same qualities, panting. In these regards, Berta Taracen, whose opinion is acknowledged in the artistic space says: "His historical-humanistic tendency, in agreement with the society it serves, does not resign to topical and futuristic categories, but enhances the message and content of perfect technics, considering that technology, in the widest sense of the word, is the central problem of this age and praxis of the actions of modern man; having as a result a Juárez who is characteristically a Mexican artist, who makes of his technics and craftsmanship part of the historical and spiritual order without rendering them obsolete". A highlighted part of his work and probably the most widespread is constituted by his pieces, in different materials, on bullfight subjects; magical and sometimes cryptical world which he deeply knows, due to his experience as a bullfighter while he was a young man. Along his already broad trajectory, Heriberto Juárez has been chosen to represent Mexican Art in shows, exhibitions and events of the highest world level. He has been granted scholarships to enrich his already vast knowledge of technics and artistic avant gard concepts. He has been selected to construct important monuments in the national and international ambits as well...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Acrylic : Contemporary item #1305998 (stock #728)
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Original Acrylic on Canvas New York Skyline measuring 36" x 24" signed front and verso. Tom Christopher is an American artist known for his expressionist urban paintings, mostly of New York City. Christopher began as a commercial artist, and has become a notable artist with worldwide galleries and exhibitions.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1920 item #1117356 (stock #488)
A beautiful Early California Impressionist view of Monterey bay and fishing dory's by Francis August Todhunter oil on canvas signed lower right and dated 1919. Image Measuring approx. 18 x 22. A fine example of this artist work.

A landscape painter and printmaker, he was born in San Francisco, California on July 29, 1884. Todhunter was a pupil of John Stanton and Arthur Mathews at the Mark Hopkins Institute, and Gottardo Piazzoni and Frank Van Sloun at the California School of Fine Arts, followed by study at the Art Students League in New York City. He began his career as an illustrator for Overland Monthly and later worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Call, and Washington (DC) Times. He worked in New York as a commercial artist until 1912, when he returned to San Francisco to become art director for the H. K. McCann Company, a job he was to keep until his retirement in 1949. Todhunter's work includes etchings, lithographs, and landscapes of Marin County and the San Francisco Bay area. He died in his native city on February 11, 1963. Member: Bohemian Club; SWA; AAPL; Marin Society of Artists; SFAA; Calif. Society of Etchers. Exh: Bohemian Club, 1922-63; SFAA from 1922; OGlE, 1939; Society for Sanity in Art, 1940s.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #463868 (stock #074)
Antique Fireman Captains trumpet megaphone or loud hailer c. 1860 sliver plated over brass. Engraved floral decorations and a trophy of fireman’s ladder hat and hose. Measuring approx. 20 inches long and 7 inches at the widest point in excellent antique condition some minor scratching dents and sliver plate wear. This is a museum quality example of antique firefighting equipment.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1990 item #1298438 (stock #696)
Original etching Gothic Interior Suffolk England by Valerie Thornton, British 1931-1991. Signed lower right. Thornton a painter and printmaker. In the1960s she lived in New York working at Pratt Graphics Art Center. Member Royal Society of Painters-Etchers and Engravers. Her work is in the collections of the Royal Academy, Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Tate Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library. Image 26"L x 16.5"W. Framed 38" L x 28" W
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1960 item #554994 (stock #211)
A rare color lithograph by Wayne Thiebaud titled Coronado signed, numbered 5 of 15 and dated 1956. overall sheet size 16 x25 12.5 x 21.5 inches. A beautiful colorful modernist image of sail boats off the San Diego coast with the old Coranado Hotel in the left of the image. A very scarce print in excellent condition some slight discoloration from a previous matte.

Biography

A painter of pop-art realism combined with a great respect for traditional methods and subject matter, Wayne Thiebaud is one of the most prominent of the Bay Area painters in California in the latter part of the 20th century. His reputation spread far beyond his own state. In his painting, he focuses on the commonplace in a way that suggests irony and objective distance from his subjects. He also makes a point of keeping an independent distance from the New York art scene. He was born in Mesa, Arizona, in 1920, and for one summer during his high school years he apprenticed at the Walt Disney Studio and then studied at an Los Angeles trade school the next summer. He earned a degree from Sacramento State College in 1941. From 1938 to 1949, he worked as a cartoonist and designer in California and New York and served as an artist in the United States Army. In 1950, at the age of thirty, he enrolled in Sacramento State where he earned a Master's Degree in 1952 and began teaching at Sacramento City College. In 1960, he became assistant professor at the University of California, Davis, where he remained through the 1970s and influenced numerous artist students. However, he did not have much following among Conceptualists because of his adherence to basically traditional disciplines, emphasis on hard work rather than creativity, and love of realism. On a leave of absence, he spent time in New York City where he became friends with Willem De Kooning and Franz Kline and was much influenced by these abstractionists as well as Pop Artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. During this time, he began a series of very small paintings based on images of food displayed in windows, and he focused on their basic shapes. Returning to California, he pursued this subject matter and style, isolating triangles, circles, squares, etc. He also co-founded the Artists Cooperative gallery, now Artists Contemporary Gallery, and other cooperatives including Pond Farm, having been exposed to the concept of cooperatives in New York. In 1960, he had his first one-man shows in San Francisco at the Museum of Art and New York at the Staempfli and Tanager galleries. These shows received little notice, but two years later, a 1962 New York Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition officially launching Pop Art, brought him national recognition although he disclaimed being anything other than a painter of illusionistic form. In 1963, he turned increasingly to figure painting, wooden and rigid with each detail sharply emphasized; in 1967 his work was shown at the Biennale Internationale, and in 1985, he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Pre 1900 item #1282291 (stock #674)
A beautiful 19th century Italian Chinoiserie Bombe Chest of drawers. Beautiful form and quality antique construction. All original with original label.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1800 item #1262832 (stock #638)
Rare decorative celestial map by Matthaus Seutter, published in Augsburg circa 1730. The map includes two maps of the Northern & Southern Skies. A diagram in the upper right corner showing the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon, while another in the upper left represents day and night on the earth with quotations from Genesis. Five additional diagrams along the bottom represent the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon, the different planetary hypotheses of Tycho Brahe, Corpernicus, Ptolemy, and the annual orbit of the sun and the seasons.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1970 item #1355478 (stock #791)
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".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1340863 (stock #775)
Oil on paper Modernist still life by Harold Christopher Davies, signed lower right. Provenance: Estate of the artist and Hoover Gallery, San Francisco. Davies' work was exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association, Oakland Art Gallery, Birmingham Museum, Southampton Museum, University of Long Island Museum, Parrish Art Museum, Hoover Gallery (San Francisco), Haggin Museum and Huntsville Museum. Image, 12"L x 18"W. Matted framed overall 20.5 x 24.5 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1155546 (stock #544)
Japanese bronze Ikebana planter with dragon and wave motif beautifully crafted artist signed in excellent condition with all original patina. Measuring 12.5 x 9.5 x 4 inches. A fine example of Japanese Meiji period bronze art.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1025753 (stock #367)
A fine authentic pre Columbian Jaguar vessel in good all original condition measuring approx. 13 inches tall a museum quality example.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1970 item #1271086 (stock #662)
Lithograph titled Bodhisattva Figure by Chen Yi Ming signed lower right numbered 27/28 dated 5/20/85. Matted unframed Image 9"L x 6"W matted overall 16" x 20".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1920 item #1388304 (stock #857)
Late 19th - Early 20th Century portrait of a young girl, in blue dress with against a tan background. Oil on canvas, dry mounted to board presented in a silver wood frame. Image size: 11" x 14", overall dimensions: 15.5" x 18". Unsigned, but from a collection of paintings signed Isabelle Nowell, believed to be Isabelle Grant Nowell, an artist and practical design student of MIT in 1874-5
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1920 item #1389639 (stock #867)
Antique American school still life painting of desert roses presented in original arts and crafts / art nouveau frame. Oil on canvas. Image measures: 7"x13", overall dimensions: 9.5" x 15.5".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1970 item #1350328 (stock #794)
Watercolor landscape titled "Forest Morning Sun" by Maureen Saul, signed lower left. Image, 20"L x 12"H. Matted and framed. DETAILS Overall Dimensions 30.0ʺW × 1.0ʺD × 20.0ʺH Condition Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1320022 (stock #738)
A beautiful Chinese antique embroidered silk robe with forbidden stich and fine detailed images of flowers incects robins egg blue background silk with embossed cloud and wan (swastica) symbol of buddist prosperity. A beautiful robe from a prominent Boston estate measuring approx 45" across widest point 42" L. In good conndition wear to the edges of sleaves and light food stain on front can by easily cleaned and restored to make an exqusite robe for wear or display.