Desert Hills Oil on Canvas John William Hilton circa 1941 P1100

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Evocative desert landscape by John Hilton (1904-1983). Particularly fine work on the sky. Catching the desert light is a rare achievement. Born in Carrington, North Dakota, John Hilton is known for desert landscape painting as well as scenes with cowboys, horses, and cattle.  He was also a poet, musician, geologist, miner, and entertainer. His father was ...

Melville T Wire Etching ” Ramona’s Marriage Place – San Diego” c 1935 P1098

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Melville Wire was born in Austin, Illinois in 1877, and at age seven moved with his family to Salem, Oregon where his father became pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. He and his father spent a lot of time together hunting and fishing, and spotting the son's art talent, his father enrolled him in ...

Fokko Tadama (1871-1937) “Ladies Lunching – Seattle” 1920s Oil On Canvas P1097

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Born illegitimate and bi-racial, orphaned young, half Indonesian, half Dutch, and finally and impact-fully American, Fokko Tadama's story is as interesting as his body of work. And it varies in the telling (see below) Mentor to the Issei community of painters, he is an important figure in the Northwest School of painting. First steeped in the Dutch ...

Lady With a Black Eye by Peter Baum 1958 Oil on Canvas P1088

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Magazine illustration original. And we mean original. Because it really packs a wallop. By one of the masters of the genre in its last great late flowering. The image contains a wealth of cultural information, ideas and contradictions. She's been hit. We might assume a man did it. We don't know the story. She is ...

Basque Peasant Wedding Procession Henry Van Schie 1937 Oil on Canvas P1085

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This is an absolutely extraordinary painting. A fascinating mixture of dress and accoutrements are visible, from Victorian (top hat), earlier (flintlock pistols left over from the Peninsular war), even older (traditional peasant costume) to the modern. We know this is the Basque country in Spain by the berets (blue). Each face vivid, unforgettable. There is ...

Frederick Becker “Rocky Waterfall” P1084

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Great western landscape of a rocky waterfall in the mountains by the great Frederick Becker. Oil on board, Image is 15 x 12, with gold frame 24 x 21. Price on request. An itinerant artist, specializing in landscapes and murals, Frederick Becker was born in Vermillion, South Dakota, and lived in New York City, Oklahoma City, Texas, ...

Irv Wyner Backstage Drama Illustration Oil on Board 1930s P1081

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Polly of the Follies got her jollies in strange ways: At night she did her shows but who knew about her days? And what about that clown who hung around her all the time? It didn’t smell like romance. It smelled worse. It stank of crime. Polly kept her secrets, but her looks were dynamite: Manfred the Magician fingered Polly ...

William Frederick Foster Magazine Illustration World War I P1079

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Prime Minister David Lloyd George, at the War Cabinet, conferring with his Military Secretary Colonel Arthur Lee (later First Viscount Lee of Fareham). Probably one of a series of illustrations for an article, or several, on the conduct of the Great War, perhaps for Colliers, Harper's or The Saturday Evening Post. From the estate of ...