John Anthony Conner: Entrance, Chinatown, Los Angeles P1275

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A woman prepares to enter Chinatown. Is she hesitant or merely captured midstride? Chinatown gates from a very different time. Art, 12 x 16. Oil on board.   Born in Illinois, John Conner (1892-1971) was an impressionist painter of desert landscapes, and he also did portraits and other western genre. He was a descendant of Susan B. Anthony ...

Litho of Castle Green in Original Frame AP527

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Original design of the amazing Castle Green in Pasadena, captured in this lithograph. 60w x 26h framed. Only a part of the original scope remains today. One of Pasadena’s most unique buildings, the Castle Green was built in 1898 as the annex for the famous Hotel Green. The Castle Green is an imposing seven story Moorish ...

Paul Lauritz: Glacier Peak, California P1276

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Gorgeous Paul Lauritz mountain landscape, we're pretty sure this is Northern California somewhere Sierra-centric. Buffalo or cattle (or both?) graze in the foreground. Stunning view of the emblematic west. 29.5 x 24.5 art, frame 34 x 28.5. Oil on canvas. Price on request. Paul Lauritz was born in picturesque Larvik, Norway. The region’s beauty attracted many artists ...

Ejnar Hansen Watercolor Old Barn Near Morro Bay 1936 P1267

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Acquired from the  Hansen Estate. Hansen's gifts as a landscape artist made themselves speedily apparent in Denmark where he was born. This wonderful watercolor is a perfect example of his flowering once he had moved to California. Influential as a teacher as well as an artist he must be considered one of California's finest realist ...

Ejnar Hansen Watercolor of Old Gentleman P1265

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Ejnar Hansen's work straddles both the European and California traditions: he is a fascinating exemplar of both. This split becomes very clear when one examines the body of his portrait work. One can tell at a glance which category each person belongs to, the Danish or the American. This man is definitely a European, and, judging by ...

Ejnar Hansen Watercolor Portrait of a Young Man P1259

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This young man is just post-adolescent, and that very fleeting moment is perfectly captured by the painter. The child is still present, and the awkward teenager, and the man he is just becoming is clearly apparent. A very delicately observed and sensitive portrait. Inscribed on the back by the artist to his son, it may be a ...

Jake Lee Original Watercolor Boatyard at a Railroad Crossing P1258

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Signed, and superb. Incredibly detailed, yet completely unfussy. A master is at work here. One of California's most renowned watercolorists and a chronicler of California, and particularly San Francisco, Jake Lee left a body of work that delights and informs. Jake Lee was born in Monterey, California on October 23, 1915 of Chinese parents. As a child ...

Ejnar Hansen “Pensive Woman” Oil on Canvas P1256

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Danish-born California artist Ejnar Hansen was a penetrating portraitist as this large and commanding oil shows. The board the canvas is mounted on was the lower half an abandoned full length portrait, adding a gorgeous pentimento. The sitter's grave and melancholy beauty makes its own separate case. A really superb and arresting work. Acquired from the Hansen estate. ...

Westly Cook: The Boxer P1255

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Fantastic oil on canvas impasto of an African American Boxer by Westly Cook, who was a well-known Disney artist. The painting has the legend "Ernie Shavers" on the back, though we don't believe this is a painting of Earnie Shavers, as the painting appears to be older. Caught between rounds, the artist captures the boxer's ...

“Hotel Savoy” Gunfight, oil on board P1254

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There's smoke and there's blood in front of the Hotel Savoy, but the Gunfighter's not giving up, not yet. Even though his compadre appears to have bit the dust alongside. Great oil on board, circa 1930. Artist is unknown. Possible illustration art. Artwork is 12 x 16, Framed 20.5 x 24. Price on request.

Simon Werner Cars In Front of One Park Avenue 1920s Magazine Illustration Original Art P1253

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A terrific New York scene to show off a pair of elegant automobiles by an artist who made a specialty of illustrating swell cars in swanky settings amongst elegant folks, in periodicals such as Coiuntry Life, McCall's, Judge and Everybody's Magazine, often associated with the advertising for Pierce -Arrow. Oil on canvas. Re-lined. Absolutely tops. Frame ...