Walt Lee: Sketchbook Variety P1392

Walt Lee, set of 8 small sketches. A sweet variety of subjects and sizes. All Western-themed: Landscape, fishing, trees, mountains, farms. All on paper or cardboard, variety of inks and pencil.

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A painter and cartoonist, Walt Lee was born on March 21, 1888 in Pasadena, California on a ranch on what is now the corner of Lake and Colorado streets.  Drawing (even on toilet paper) since 4 years of age, he studied the Masters and well-known contemporary artists on his own.  He read extensively about other artists – studying their palettes and techniques.  In his younger years, before WWI (he enlisted) Walt had commissions for advertisement oil paintings of actors and actresses which were displayed outside the theatres by the largest movie houses on Hollywood Boulevard.  Each was framed and done in about 4 times life size.  Lee also studied with Hanson Puthuff and Paul Lauritz.

He later taught cartooning at the Chouinard Art School (1935) and was art director of Illustrated Daily News.  He then worked in the Editorial Art Section of the Los Angeles Times until retirement in 1954.  Lee was known for his subtle sense of humor which came out in the form of tricks and jokes foisted on his co-workers, and often he was repaid in kind. During his many years working in downtown Los Angeles, he occupied two private studios, one in Olvera Street and another in the famous Bradley Building, many years prior to its renovation. Lee then lived in Lancaster, California where he taught painting and was active in the local art scene. He lived in Tujunga for quite a few years late in his life, but when he fell ill with what would be his final illness, he passed away in Glendale, California at the Adventist Hospital on March 13, 1980.

Walt Lee: Sketches, Rough of House and Outbuilding P1391

Walt Lee, rough sketch of a house and outbuilding. Pencil on paper taped to board. 9 x 5. Includes artist’s notations.

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A painter and cartoonist, Walt Lee was born on March 21, 1888 in Pasadena, California on a ranch on what is now the corner of Lake and Colorado streets.  Drawing (even on toilet paper) since 4 years of age, he studied the Masters and well-known contemporary artists on his own.  He read extensively about other artists – studying their palettes and techniques.  In his younger years, before WWI (he enlisted) Walt had commissions for advertisement oil paintings of actors and actresses which were displayed outside the theatres by the largest movie houses on Hollywood Boulevard.  Each was framed and done in about 4 times life size.  Lee also studied with Hanson Puthuff and Paul Lauritz.

He later taught cartooning at the Chouinard Art School (1935) and was art director of Illustrated Daily News.  He then worked in the Editorial Art Section of the Los Angeles Times until retirement in 1954.  Lee was known for his subtle sense of humor which came out in the form of tricks and jokes foisted on his co-workers, and often he was repaid in kind. During his many years working in downtown Los Angeles, he occupied two private studios, one in Olvera Street and another in the famous Bradley Building, many years prior to its renovation. Lee then lived in Lancaster, California where he taught painting and was active in the local art scene. He lived in Tujunga for quite a few years late in his life, but when he fell ill with what would be his final illness, he passed away in Glendale, California at the Adventist Hospital on March 13, 1980.

Walt Lee: Adobe Sketch P1390

Walt Lee, rough sketch of adobe house. Ink on tan cardboard. 6 x 5. Includes artist’s handwritten notations.

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A painter and cartoonist, Walt Lee was born on March 21, 1888 in Pasadena, California on a ranch on what is now the corner of Lake and Colorado streets.  Drawing (even on toilet paper) since 4 years of age, he studied the Masters and well-known contemporary artists on his own.  He read extensively about other artists – studying their palettes and techniques.  In his younger years, before WWI (he enlisted) Walt had commissions for advertisement oil paintings of actors and actresses which were displayed outside the theatres by the largest movie houses on Hollywood Boulevard.  Each was framed and done in about 4 times life size.  Lee also studied with Hanson Puthuff and Paul Lauritz.

He later taught cartooning at the Chouinard Art School (1935) and was art director of Illustrated Daily News.  He then worked in the Editorial Art Section of the Los Angeles Times until retirement in 1954.  Lee was known for his subtle sense of humor which came out in the form of tricks and jokes foisted on his co-workers, and often he was repaid in kind. During his many years working in downtown Los Angeles, he occupied two private studios, one in Olvera Street and another in the famous Bradley Building, many years prior to its renovation. Lee then lived in Lancaster, California where he taught painting and was active in the local art scene. He lived in Tujunga for quite a few years late in his life, but when he fell ill with what would be his final illness, he passed away in Glendale, California at the Adventist Hospital on March 13, 1980.

Walt Lee: Pair of Sketches P1389

Pair of Walt Lee pencil sketches labeled “John Ford’s pix”. Each roughly 5 x 5.

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A painter and cartoonist, Walt Lee was born on March 21, 1888 in Pasadena, California on a ranch on what is now the corner of Lake and Colorado streets. Drawing (even on toilet paper) since 4 years of age, he studied the Masters and well-known contemporary artists on his own. He read extensively about other artists – studying their palettes and techniques. In his younger years, before WWI (he enlisted) Walt had commissions for advertisement oil paintings of actors and actresses which were displayed outside the theatres by the largest movie houses on Hollywood Boulevard. Each was framed and done in about 4 times life size. Lee also studied with Hanson Puthuff and Paul Lauritz.

He later taught cartooning at the Chouinard Art School (1935) and was art director of Illustrated Daily News. He then worked in the Editorial Art Section of the Los Angeles Times until retirement in 1954. Lee was known for his subtle sense of humor which came out in the form of tricks and jokes foisted on his co-workers, and often he was repaid in kind. During his many years working in downtown Los Angeles, he occupied two private studios, one in Olvera Street and another in the famous Bradley Building, many years prior to its renovation. Lee then lived in Lancaster, California where he taught painting and was active in the local art scene. He lived in Tujunga for quite a few years late in his life, but when he fell ill with what would be his final illness, he passed away in Glendale, California at the Adventist Hospital on March 13, 1980.

Walt Lee: Sketches, “West of Santa Barbara” P1387

Walt Lee ink sketch “West of Santa Barbara.” 5.5 square. On paper.

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A painter and cartoonist, Walt Lee was born on March 21, 1888 in Pasadena, California on a ranch on what is now the corner of Lake and Colorado streets.  Drawing (even on toilet paper) since 4 years of age, he studied the Masters and well-known contemporary artists on his own.  He read extensively about other artists – studying their palettes and techniques.  In his younger years, before WWI (he enlisted) Walt had commissions for advertisement oil paintings of actors and actresses which were displayed outside the theatres by the largest movie houses on Hollywood Boulevard.  Each was framed and done in about 4 times life size.  Lee also studied with Hanson Puthuff and Paul Lauritz.

He later taught cartooning at the Chouinard Art School (1935) and was art director of Illustrated Daily News.  He then worked in the Editorial Art Section of the Los Angeles Times until retirement in 1954.  Lee was known for his subtle sense of humor which came out in the form of tricks and jokes foisted on his co-workers, and often he was repaid in kind. During his many years working in downtown Los Angeles, he occupied two private studios, one in Olvera Street and another in the famous Bradley Building, many years prior to its renovation. Lee then lived in Lancaster, California where he taught painting and was active in the local art scene. He lived in Tujunga for quite a few years late in his life, but when he fell ill with what would be his final illness, he passed away in Glendale, California at the Adventist Hospital on March 13, 1980.

Walt Lee: Sketchbook P1386

From the Walt Lee Sketchbook: A Simple House, pencil on paper. 7 x 5.5.

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A painter and cartoonist, Walt Lee was born on March 21, 1888 in Pasadena, California on a ranch on what is now the corner of Lake and Colorado streets.  Drawing (even on toilet paper) since 4 years of age, he studied the Masters and well-known contemporary artists on his own.  He read extensively about other artists – studying their palettes and techniques.  In his younger years, before WWI (he enlisted) Walt had commissions for advertisement oil paintings of actors and actresses which were displayed outside the theatres by the largest movie houses on Hollywood Boulevard.  Each was framed and done in about 4 times life size.  Lee also studied with Hanson Puthuff and Paul Lauritz.

He later taught cartooning at the Chouinard Art School (1935) and was art director of Illustrated Daily News.  He then worked in the Editorial Art Section of the Los Angeles Times until retirement in 1954.  Lee was known for his subtle sense of humor which came out in the form of tricks and jokes foisted on his co-workers, and often he was repaid in kind. During his many years working in downtown Los Angeles, he occupied two private studios, one in Olvera Street and another in the famous Bradley Building, many years prior to its renovation. Lee then lived in Lancaster, California where he taught painting and was active in the local art scene. He lived in Tujunga for quite a few years late in his life, but when he fell ill with what would be his final illness, he passed away in Glendale, California at the Adventist Hospital on March 13, 1980.

Walt Lee: Sketches P1385

The great Walt Lee opens his sketchbook. Pen and ink on cardboard. These sketches are farms and farm buildings. 8 x 6 and smaller piece is 4 x 3.

 

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A painter and cartoonist, Walt Lee was born on March 21, 1888 in Pasadena, California on a ranch on what is now the corner of Lake and Colorado streets.  Drawing (even on toilet paper) since 4 years of age, he studied the Masters and well-known contemporary artists on his own.  He read extensively about other artists – studying their palettes and techniques.  In his younger years, before WWI (he enlisted) Walt had commissions for advertisement oil paintings of actors and actresses which were displayed outside the theatres by the largest movie houses on Hollywood Boulevard.  Each was framed and done in about 4 times life size.  Lee also studied with Hanson Puthuff and Paul Lauritz.

He later taught cartooning at the Chouinard Art School (1935) and was art director of Illustrated Daily News.  He then worked in the Editorial Art Section of the Los Angeles Times until retirement in 1954.  Lee was known for his subtle sense of humor which came out in the form of tricks and jokes foisted on his co-workers, and often he was repaid in kind. During his many years working in downtown Los Angeles, he occupied two private studios, one in Olvera Street and another in the famous Bradley Building, many years prior to its renovation. Lee then lived in Lancaster, California where he taught painting and was active in the local art scene. He lived in Tujunga for quite a few years late in his life, but when he fell ill with what would be his final illness, he passed away in Glendale, California at the Adventist Hospital on March 13, 1980.

Soap Box Derby Helmet A1138

Super cool that this has rare piece made it all the way to the new century and beyond. Helmet has a Chevrolet Turret top from 1935 on it. The appropriate amount of battering; pls see photos.

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Andre C. Lambert Etching P1384

Andre C. Lambert rare Spanish etching. Signed, #36 of 100.

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André Lambert (1884-1967) was a French born artist who designed theatrical costumes, make-up; but is especially known for his erotic art. He studied in Munich under H Van Habermann followed by further study in Paris. Amongst his earliest jobs was working on the German satirical magazine Simlicissimas, a magazine similar to the British Punch. Other graphic artists associated with this magazine included; Bruno Paul, Josef Benedikt Engl, Rudolf Wilke and Ferdinand von Reznicek. He also work on “Jugend” a magazine in direct competition to Simlicissimas. His illustrative style strongly resembles that of Aubrey Beardsley with hit of Austrian Secession.

Andre C. Lambert: Spanish Scene Etching P1383

Rare Spanish scene by Andre C. Lambert, signed, etching 1917. #43 out of 100. 16 x 19.

André Lambert (1884-1967) was a French born artist who designed theatrical costumes, make-up; but is especially known for his erotic art. He studied in Munich under H Van Habermann followed by further study in Paris. Amongst his earliest jobs was working on the German satirical magazine Simlicissimas, a magazine similar to the British Punch. Other graphic artists associated with this magazine included; Bruno Paul, Josef Benedikt Engl, Rudolf Wilke and Ferdinand von Reznicek. He also work on “Jugend” a magazine in direct competition to Simlicissimas. His illustrative style strongly resembles that of Aubrey Beardsley with hit of Austrian Secession.

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Prescott Chaplin: “The Gambler” Block Print P1382

Prescott Chaplin hand tinted limited series block print of “The Gambler.” Marked #32 of 60. 1930, 13 x 16.

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Born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 10, 1897, Chaplin studied with Bellows, Chase and Max Bori at the CSFA.  He was active in Los Angeles from the 1930s until his death on May 20, 1968.  Member:Chicago Gallery of Artists; Santa Barbara AA; Int’l Print Guild. Exh: Courvoisier Gallery (SF), 1930 (Mexican scenes); SFAA, 1931; Santa Monica Library, 1932. In: Los Angeles Public Library; Scripps College; Int’l Print Guild.Source:

Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940”
Who’s Who in American Art 1936-41; Who’s Who on the Pacific Coast 1951; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); California Arts and Architecture list, 1932.

Prescott Chaplin: “Water Vendor” Block Print P1381

Prescott Chaplin hand tinted limited series Block print “Water Vendor” #21 of 60. 13 x 17.5.

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Born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 10, 1897, Chaplin studied with Bellows, Chase and Max Bori at the CSFA.  He was active in Los Angeles from the 1930s until his death on May 20, 1968.  Member:Chicago Gallery of Artists; Santa Barbara AA; Int’l Print Guild. Exh: Courvoisier Gallery (SF), 1930 (Mexican scenes); SFAA, 1931; Santa Monica Library, 1932. In: Los Angeles Public Library; Scripps College; Int’l Print Guild.Source:

Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940”
Who’s Who in American Art 1936-41; Who’s Who on the Pacific Coast 1951; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); California Arts and Architecture list, 1932.

Paint-by-Numbers Farm Landscape P1380

Paint by numbers. That’s right, a farm landscape in that inimitable style of PBN. Still, soothing and bucolic. Oil on board. 18.5 x 24 art, 23 x 28 framed.

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Portrait of Movie Star in Spanish Costume P1375

Portrait of a movie star in a Spanish Costume. Looks like a silent era aesthetic. We think it’s Lillian Gish from the 1917 – 1920 period. Perhaps a painting used on a movie set. Signed Priscilla Dewar.  Oil on canvas, 22 x 27 art, with frame 23 x 27.

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Dancing Señorita P1373

Dancing the beautiful night away, admired and accompanied by a trio of musicians. Nicely framed lithograph from 1920s. Outstanding Colors. Framed 20 x 32. Art is 18 x 29.5.

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Portrait of Matador P1372

Portrait of a Matador. A determined veteran! Oil on canvas. Signed “Alta” or “Alto”. Likely from the 1960s.

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Standing Nude with Flute P1371

Standing male nude with flute. Unsigned, oil on canvas. Classic on a familiar Grecian theme but contemporary feel as well. 25 x 41 framed, art is 20.5 x 37. Stamped Aug. Walker Gallery, New Bond Street, on back. Late 19th or early 20th century.

Walker’s Gallery was founded circa. 1890 by Augustus Joel Walker (1868-1965), art dealer, artists’ colourman, frame-maker and fine art publisher. Born in Wandsworth, the son of a tailor he died three years short of his century in Odiham, Hampshire. His estate was valued at the 2014 equivalent of £1.3 million. Located at 118 New Bond Street, the Gallery is known to have staged the first exhibition of the Seven and Five Society in April 1920. It appears to have existed until the early 1960’s with dozens of artists exhibiting there yet, little is known about the establishment. Several authorities refer to it in the plural as Walker’s Galleries. The Gallery under the auspices of its proprietor published Walker’s Quarterly during the period 1920-1932. Each edition was devoted to a monograph on an individual artist or a specific aspect of art. These included David Roberts, Thomas Shotter Boys, John Sell Cotman, William Callow, Henry Holiday, John Fredrick Lewis, John Burgess, Henry Bright, Edward Morison Wimperis, Charles Bentley, Francis Nicholson, Samuel Lucas, James Holland and others.

Spanish Revival Two-Candle Table Lamp with Shell Shade L602

Spanish revival polychrome two-candle table lamp with Rembrandt Shell Shade.  25 x 16 x 16.

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Venetian Glass Lamp L600

Exquisite! Branched candelabra, Venetian glass, perfect and quite the stunner. Glass crafted floral decorations. This one from the 1930s to late 1940s era. 24 x 16 x 16.

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American West Mountain Landscape P1364

A scene from the American West, late afternoon, many years ago, likely a place in the Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico? Unsigned, oil on board. Art is 23.5 x 18, with lovely gilt frame, 29 x 23.

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19th Century English Hunting Scene P1363

A hunter and his dogs chase the prey. Classic 19th Century English scene. Oil on canvas. 22 x 30. Unsigned but on the back, marked H.C. Allen, Artists Colourman, Birkenhead. (near Liverpool, UK)

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Berlin Congress of 1885 Print with Amazing Frame P1379

The print is faded, famous though it once was, because this was a huge event in the history of Imperialism, and pride in empire was a defining national virtue, and it has also been severely cropped on both sides to fit, but the frame is absolutely magnificent, and any mutilation is excused by a desire to make use of it. The frame is the star.

16″ x 22″, frame 20″ x 26″

The Berlin Conference of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference (German: Kongokonferenz) or West Africa Conference (Westafrika-Konferenz), regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period, and coincided with Germany’s sudden emergence as an imperial power. Called for by Portugal and organized by Otto von Bismarck, first Chancellor of Germany, its outcome, the General Act of the Berlin Conference, can be seen as the formalization of the Scramble for Africa. The conference ushered in a period of heightened colonial activity by European powers, which eliminated or overrode most existing forms of African autonomy and self-governance.

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Folk Art Lord’s Prayer Sampler 1884 A1136

A downright upright wonder: as psychedelic as anything that came out of the 1960s. Joyful, totally sincere, utterly original and gloriously beautiful. Folk art at its highest level. We are so proud to have this in our store. Absolutely one-of-a-kind. And an eastlake style frame too!

18″ x 20″, frame 23″ x 26″

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