Charles Putnam Safford Hobo & Engineer Charcoal and Ink on Paper P1130

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A wonderful and multifaceted and socially conscious artist emblematic of a very particular time and place in California, Charles Safford poured his energies into works that range from the satirical, to the realistic, to the abstract. This drawing of railway engineer deep in conversation with a hobo feels entirely autobiographical. The surprise that these two ...

James Korn Spanish Señorita Oil on Canvas 1930 P1111

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There is magic and romance a-plenty in this delicious vision of Iberian womanhood. Unframed 12" x 14". Price on request Born in Braila, Romania on March 21, 1873. Korn studied at the Royal Academy in Munich and then taught in Berlin. By 1907 he had settled in Los Angeles where he was an interior decorator and portrait artist ...

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 ...

Monterey Classic Old Wood Draw Bridge drop front Desk on stand F1197

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The California furniture movement is personified in this early Monterey Classic piece. Hinged in such a way the the door literally swings down to open Revealing a neat and tidy cubby holes finished in original Red Paint. Thought to be made during the 1929 Period. This is one of 4 old wood pieces that came out ...

Arthur Oscar Schilling (1882-1958) Portrait of a Man in a Sombrero 1926 Oil on Canvas P780

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  A very arresting portrait, painted with great verve and style, the character of the sitter vividly conveyed (check out the attitude!.. the way the cigarette is negligently held in his hand), the level of talent and accomplishment of the painter extremely apparent, as is a strong flavor of the bohemian life of the period, ...