Fall Select Auction: October 15 (2004)

American Paintings and Art
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122. Charles Henry Ebert, CT, 1873-1959, French cathedral town, oil on board, 16" x 20", signed. An early Ebert work. (6,000-8,000)

Ebert studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, the Art Students League in New York, and the Julien Academy in Paris under Benjamin Constant and Jean Paul Laurens. He later studied with John Henry Twachtman in Connecticut, then moved to the Old Lyme art colony. He began exhibiting in 1907, including the National Academy of Design, the Carnegie Institute, the Corcoran Art Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, Salmagundi Club, and the Panama-Pacific Exposition.

103. Thomas Bartholomew Griffin, NY, 1858-1918, Rushing mountain river, oil on canvas, 30" x 25", signed. Unusually large work for Griffin, outstanding frame. (1,500-2,000)

T.B. Griffin was formally trained at the National Academy of Design. While at the Academy, he exhibited his well-executed impressionistic landscapes. He has extensive listings with many auction records.

82. Joseph Margulies, NY, 1896-1984, Rockport harbor with green sailboats, oil on board, 16" x 20", signed. (1,000-1,500)

Born in Vienna, Joseph Margulies became a distinguished portrait and landscape painter as a resident of New York City. He received his formal training at the National Academy of Design, Cooper Union, as well as the Art Students League and continued his studies abroad in Paris, Vienna and Rome. He was also active with the Rockport Art Association of Cape Ann and maintained a studio in Gloucester where he did marine and harbor views.

152. Edwin G. Cram, Providence RI, 20th century, Snowscape with distant buildings, oil on board, 17" x 21", signed. (1,500-2,500)

Cram is a listed artist known for his landscapes, village scenes, and coastal views.

36. Henry Stephens Eddy, NJ, 1878-1944, Paddle wheeler on the Ohio River, oil on board, 16" x 20", signed. (750-1,000)

Henry Eddy was a pupil of John Twachtman, and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the National Academy of Design.

148. Frank Warren Marshall, RI, 1866-1930, Provincetown Dunes, oil on canvas, 16" x 22", signed. (600-800)

Known as 'dean' of Rhode Island illustrators, Frank Marshall was also a landscape painter, silversmith and goldsmith. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design in the early 1880s, and in Paris in 1885 at the Academy Julian. He was a founding member of the Providence Art Club and the Providence Water Color Club, and in Boothbay Harbor he was one of the founders of the Commonwealth Colony of Art. Marshall was an illustrator for the "Providence Journal" from 1897 to 1923, and for 20 years taught at the Rhode Island School of Design.

104. Edmund Hudson Smart, CA & England, 1873-1942, Across the Meadow - Arundal Farm NH, 1931, oil on canvas, 21" x 26", signed & dated front, title on reverse. (500-700)

Smart studied with Hubert von Herkomer in London, at the Antwerp Academy and Académie Julian in Paris. An itinerant artist, he followed portrait commissions widely and also painted allegorical subjects. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1913 and by 1925 had settled in Los Angeles. Smart exhibited at the Paris Salon and the Royal Academy.

290. Thomas King Hanna, Chester CT, 1872-1951, Placid Ocean, oil on board, 12" x 16", signed, old expo labels from Old Lyme, Salmagundi & others. (400-600)

Member of the Old Lyme Art Association, and student of Kenyon Cox, Irving Wiles, Charles Reinhardt, and John Carlson at Yale University. Began his career as a magazine illustrator before turning exclusively to fine arts. One of Hanna's paintings hangs in Australia's National Gallery of Art in Sydney.

291. Redmond Stephens Wright, CA, 1903-1991, Harbor With Many Sailboats, etching, 7½" x 11¾", pencil signed & numbered 5/50. (200-400)

Etcher, portrait painter, muralist. Born in Chicago, IL on May 13, 1903. Wright studied at Harvard University, AIC, and with Edouard Leon in Paris. He was active in Chicago and NYC during the 1930s. By 1937 he had settled in Pasadena and taught at the Pasadena Art Institute and San Gabriel Valley Art Center.

4. Southern American Oceanside scene w/crowd of African Americans, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", signed ET McB, nice wide ogee oak frame. (300-500)
289. LaVon Whitmire, IN, 20th century, Woman sketching in front of cottage, watercolor, 14" x 18", signed. (100-200)

A listed Indianapolis artist and two-time winner in the annual exhibitions of Indiana artists at the John Herron Art Museum in Indianapolis.

150. Julia Maltby, Primitive landscape with sheep and children, oil on canvas, 18" x 22", signed. (500-700)
151. 19th century American primitive landscape w/cows & shepherds, oil on canvas, 21" x 27". (300-500)
318. Farm landscape with trees and road, oil on board, 13½" x 16½", double signed Earhart. (400-600)
292. M. Degraff, USA, 20th century, Lakeside cabin, painted on frosted glass, 6" x 8", signed. (100-150)

A listed painter of landscapes and farms.

344. John Howard, two aqua tone WPA style western scenes, 7" x 5", ogee burled frames. (100-200)
345. Bob Carvuth, Modern art in geometric forms, acrylic on board, 12" x 9", signed on back. (100-200)
287. Floral still life, oil on chamfered panel, 24" x 12", superb ornate frame. (150-250)