Elizabeth Blackwell (Scottish 1707-1758) was the first British female botanical illustrator who also was the first woman to draw, etch and color her own engravings. Blackwell is notable for her publication "A Curious Herbal" in 1735 raising funds to free her husband from debtors prison; new giltwood frames, acid free matting and ebonized fillets; minor overall discoloration to paper; PRICED INDIVIDUALLY
a nice example of an early abstract expressionist painting conveying the emotional expression and depth of field through layered spontaneous brush strokes; unsigned; The AE movement originated in New York in the 1940s and 1950s emphasizing an artist's liberty to convey attitudes and emotions through nontraditional and nonrepresentational means. Leading figures were Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning; professionally cleaned; craquelure; canvas re-stretched on new frame; the canvas floating within a gray stained oak frame
each painted with joyous spontaneity successfully mixing the dreamlike and the realistic featuring three beach scenes with dramatic skies and figures scurrying around beached boats; signed 'Ritter' lower left; excellent condition; professionally framed; Laszlo Ritter was a self taught impressionist painter. The Hungarian uprising in 1956 precipitated Ritter's bid for freedom and safety in England at age seventeen. Ritter spent his early years studying the Masters and learning their techniques.
each well-rendered artist's study depicting grasping hands and a foreshortened foot; very nicely detailed; unsigned; excellent condition with minor discoloration to paper; new deep brown lacquered wooden frames and fillets with acid-free matting
with its thick and bold brush strokes creating a textured surface depicting the artist's emotional energy; signed and dated on verso by Salt Lake City artist 'Ann Gallagher 1972 SLC'; good overall condition with clean surface; wear to ebonized wooden frame
fine example of a reverse-glass still life painting with lush floral stems over newly-sliced pomegranates, plump grapes, red cherries and pears with two small hidden birds; exposed section on back with script describing the gifting of the painting to William Schroeder from his Aunt Hickson in 1849. The painting was originally owned by Schroeder's grandfather (Hickson's father), German-born Valentine Schwarz and was described as Schwarz' 'favorite picture'; most-likely the painting was brought from Germany by Schwartz in the 18th century settling in Frederick Town, Maryland
a true time capsule of 1961, the 3-dimensional plaster negative relief plaques depicting a golfer, bowler and tennis player all engaged in their sport and all from the perspective of being in front of the player; each inscribed '1961 RICHTER'; Hal Richer ( German-American 1888-1976) an artist and filmmaker known for his contribution to the Dada movement. Settling in the US after fleeing Nazi Germany, spending his later years in Connecticut; good vintage condition with some small chips to edges; some rubbing to surface
Susan's energetic, colorful abstract contemporary paintings are based on her study of nature - from flowing water to rolling meadows; her use of thick brush strokes while adding and removing material creates a vivid collage of color and movement; within a thick birchwood frame; signature to lower left and on the reverse; label on reverse; good condition with no visible defects to canvas; minor wear to wooden frame
Carl Thorp (1912–1989) was an American artist who was known for his Impressionist landscape, marine and still life paintings of California, sometimes referred to as California Scene Painting. He was active in California between 1928 and 1957.
fine early piece by listed California "New Masters" painter Kenneth Ray Wilson; contemporary abstract expressionist oil painting in the impasto style with thickly laid layered paint in cool and warm colors; signed lower right, a good quality example of abstract expressionist art; Kenneth finds abstract painting to be the most challenging, “It evolves as you paint it and it takes a longer time as layers of paint need to dry before new layers are added."; Corporate Collections: Price Waterhouse (San Francisco, CA), Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, CA), AT&T Corporation (New Yo