hard to find collection of four 1950's educational posters from the Research and Information Department at the Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan; each depicting the origin of measurements: a yard, foot, inch and fathom; excellent vintage condition with good clear colors; each with new custom ebonized frame
each well-rendered painting depicting mounds of cherries and raspberries in bowls on a black ground; in period gilded frames; newer mattes and gilt fillets; vibrant and clear colors; rubbing and patina to gilding
Signed lower left; Paul Immel was born in Helena, Montana in 1864. Immel studied at the Ball School of Art in Minneapolis and in 1924 moved to Los Angeles where he further studied at Otis Art Institute, later moving to Seattle, Washington. Immel is known for his watercolor floral studies and was a member of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters and the Northwest Watercolor Society; excellent condition with nice clear colors; some wear to blonde-stained wooden frame
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 (matt color does match); minor overall discoloration to paper with some creasing; 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
Six Provincetown photographs, each titled and signed in pencil on the matting; "One of Provincetown’s most colorful and creative artists was photographer John W. Gregory. Born in New York City, he grew up as the son of the city editor for the New York Tribune. After studying with John Sloane at the Art Students League in New York, he took up photography during World War II in Provincetown. His photographs were published by Time Magazine, the New York Times and the Associated Press. Seven of his photographs are included in the Smithsonian’s permanent collection.
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
each well-executed plaque of impressive scale depicting a moody forest scene and a tranquil lake setting; all within custom ebonized moulded frames with giltwood slips; excellent antique condition with no chips or cracks to ceramic; minor professional repair to one frame