Arthur Smith, “The Fight” P922

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Fighters in the ring, a victor apparent. . . meanwhile the ghostly audience stares, seemingly immovable. Oil on board, image 19w x 24h, with frame 24w x 30h. Illustrator Arthur Smith is known for his boxing series, baseball series, and nudes. While in San Francisco in 1934, Smith was an employee of Public Works of Art ...

James Colt Cowboys Oil on Board P905

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Fantastic palette knife and dry brush technique exactly right for this small but spectacular and highly masculine scene of mounted cowboys working a herd you can't see for the dust they're raising. Price on request. James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind his art.  This quote from him sums up the core values of ...

Irv Wyner Sailboats Watercolor and Gouache P901

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One of the unsung heroes of animation, particularly noted for backgrounds in the hallucinated body of work produced by that mad genius Chuck Jones, Irv Wyner's work grabs the eye and works the brain, even in what would seem to be a straightforward maritime scene. Check out the relation of the light on the sails ...

Arthur T Kerrick Surrealist Landscape Oil on Board P906

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We adore this, its fantasy, and feeling. 1940s, probably. Price on request. Art Kerrick was born in Park Rapids, MN in 1901.  He was educated at the Minneapolis School of Art and the Art Students League in New York.  By the 1930s, Kerrick had exhibited his work at several major institutions, including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, ...

Cole Bros Circus Pop/Illustration Art Oil On Board 1960s P873

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A really expert piece of work: whether it's an illustration, or a design for a poster, or a pop art take on circus poster imagery is up to the viewer. Price on request. The Cole Bros. Circus is a medium-sized American circus. It was founded in 1884, as "W.W. Cole’s New Colossal Shows", by William Washington Cole. ...

Frederick Vincent Dumond – Last Light – Oil On BoardP863

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Staggering subtle in its utter simplicity, mountain light captured with exactitude. A stunner. The lake in darkness reflecting a bit of the blue from the still bright sky. Price on request. A native of Rochester, New York, Frank DuMond became a renowned painter of luminous Impressionist landscapes as well as teacher and illustrator and was associated with ...

Carl Schmidt (1885-1969) Industrial Scene P865

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Terrific Carl Schmidt painting. It's funny how often a bleak scene of shacks and machinery can turn out as romantic as a sunset. This beloved California painter came from Minnesota, took it all in, put down roots in San Bernardino and spent the rest of his life there painting what he saw. Price on request.  

Jules Engel “Icarus” Abstract Oil on Canvas 1962 P867

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One of Engel's superb abstracts. Shown at the Esther Robler Gallery. Price on request. Jules Engel (11 March 1909 – 6 September 2003) was an American filmmaker, painter, sculptor, graphic artist, set designer, animator, film director, and teacher. He is the founding director of the Experimental Animation Program at the California Institute of the Arts, where he ...

Henry Lion Deco Sculpture Clay Maquette Mother and Child A696

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With his career almost entirely devoted to public art, very few of Lion's works found their way into private hands, which makes this tender sculpture of a mother kneeling by her child all the more precious. 11" long x 11" high x 5" deep. Fascinating oral history interview with the artist: http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-henry-lion-12633 Price on request. A sculptor born in ...

Ernest Browning Smith Oil On Canvas High Sierras Landscape P856

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Though he sought training later in life, Ernest Smith was essentially self taught. This gives all his work the power of the outsider artist, which never deserted him, in spite of his technical skill. Whether his work is classifiable as folk art or fine art is a very fine point indeed: his importance as a ...

Paul Lauritz (1889-1975) Ringling Brothers Circus 1930s Oil On Board P861

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Very unusual subject for this highly regarded California painter, and one can feel his excitement at getting it down so right. Really one of the best paintings that has ever come into our hands. The side show banners, the Ringling Brothers big top behind, the movement of the crowd... all is so freshly observed and ...

Leonard Charles Kazor Self Portrait Oil On Canvas 1942 P847

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A young artist, on fire, and as a predictor of a career, bang on the money: Kazor never stopped painting, furiously and passionately. A wonderful picture. Price on request. Leonard Charles Kazor was born July 22, 1917 in St. Clair County, Michigan, a son of Frank Bernard Kazor and Rose Amanda Seigler.  Leonard Kazor was a mid-century California ...

John Breneiser California Landscape 1930s P845

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Terrific small painting. A glory. One can't help recalling the great breakthroughs in French painting, Impressionist, Post-impressionist and Fauviste, as one traces the development of the California School half a world away.  Artwork 14 x 20, with frame 18 1/2 x 22.5". Price on request.  John Day Breneiser  (1905 - 1981)       Born in Youngstown, OH ...

Leonard Charles Kazor View of Circus Circus and the Landmark Tower Acrylic c 1969 P849

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The past leaves few traces in Las Vegas. This energetic acrylic sketch of of the Vegas cityscape circa 1969 by Leonard Kazor is all the more precious for it. Price on request. Circus Circus was opened on October 18, 1968 by Jay Sarno, becoming the flagship casino for Circus Circus Enterprises. Architects Rissman and Rissman Associates designed ...

Leonard Charles Kazor HMS Bounty Acrylic On Heavy Paper 1962 P848

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As he states in the note on the back of this terrific painting, artist Leonard Kazor worked on repainting this replica of the HMS Bounty that had been built for the 1962 Marlon Brando film, when it returned to the West Coast. A macabre footnote: this very boat was lost during Hurricane Sandy, taking two ...

Barton Frederick Meier 1930s Golfing Scene Oil on Canvas P824

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A lush, even luxuriant landscape. California of course. A man is golfing, two women seated in the shade of a pepper tree, one sketching, watching him. Or maybe the other one is reading. The painter... paints it all. 24" x 32" Price on request. Barton Frederick Meier was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 2, 1892. Meier enrolled ...

Herman E Lauter Oyster Beds South San Francisco Bay 1935 Oil on Canvas P825

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Herman E. Lauter was born in Colorado on December 14, 1876.  Lauter was in Justice, Texas in 1900, Denver in 1920, and settled in San Diego in the 1930s. He was active there as an artist until his demise on November 19, 1956. He was the father of noted California painter (and character actor and ...

Evelyn Kane – Bunker Hill Los Angeles – Oil On Canvas 1955 P830

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Mid-century modernist at play: and what better subject than a doomed soon-to-be-demolished Victorian on Bunker Hill? This painting is just so much fun. In 1966, The Los Angeles Times wrote of Bunker Hill: “Nowhere else in Los Angeles was the architecture so ornate. The mansions were wooden-frame Victorian with Gothic gingerbread touches applied with a heavy hand to ...

Willard Page (1885-1958) Taos Dwellings Oil On Canvas P832

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Very simple, very pure. And with the bright touches of red on the houses, insanely decorative. Price on request. Born in Whiting, Kansas. An itinerant artist, Page was based in a studio in Boulder, Colorado while traveling about the West painting colorful, representational landscapes. During his later years he had studios in the Catalina and Superstition mountains ...