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
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