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
with textile border and lacquered wooden molding; depicting a tranquil landscape with blossoming flowers surrounding a persimmon tree with plump fruit and punctuated with colorful birds; all next to a serene river with swimming ducks as others fly above; all on a gold leaf background; good antique condition with minor overall even patina and wear
a good example of mid-century abstract expressionism, also known as the New York School, with its expressive and colorful palette creating a contemplative mood; signed 'R. Gumpert' ; good condition and professionally cleaned; with original gray cerused wooden frame
a good example of abstract expressionism with its bold, thickly applied paint in the impasto style with great depth of color; good vintage condition; all in an ebonized wooden frame; remnants of gallery and framing company labels on reverse; signed lower right
a good example of American Impressionism with its thickly applied paint capturing the shifting effect of light and color; Hugo Melville Fisher (1878-1946) was active in California and is best known for his seascape and marine paintings. Born in Brooklyn, and the son of artist Hugo Anton Fisher, the Fisher family moved to Alameda, California in 1886.
the black banner with embroidered decals of the Palace of Varied Industries, flowers, and a seal; along with the opening day ribbon with button and pin; good antique condition with minor wear to the edges; repair to ribbon;
The Panama–Pacific International Exposition was a world's fair held in San Francisco, California, from February 20 to December 4, 1915 to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, but was widely seen as a way to showcase San Francisco's recovery from the 1906 earthquake
this explosive brutalist iron nail sculpture contrasting the cold black steel iron nails and the warm buffed-brass brazing combing artistic design, geometric form and the high quality of the braze; excellent vintage condition with no visible condition issues, signed by the artist
this very peaceful painting composed of many layers of paint and varnish creating complex hues beneath a silky, soothing surface; Chiu finds her inspiration from her personal spiritual journeys to Mexico and India
milos series – watercolor on paper 2000-2013; a series inspired by the legendary greek island, milos, with a ‘kaleidoscope of minerals, colors and water caves’. san francisco painter, william stanisich, captures the sheer beauty of this island in these paintings and as the artist stated “i have allowed my imagination the freedom to create a realism more accurate than mere mimicry”.
Signed on reverse 'Dutch Galliot at Harbour Mouth'; a galiot was a type of Dutch merchant ship similar to a ketch, with a rounded fore and aft with flat bottoms to sail in shallow waters; excellent restored condition with professional repair; some wear to original giltwood frame; overall craquelure to glaze