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JAMES GALE TYLER (1855-1931)

Moonlight Sail

Oil on canvas: 12 x 16

Original Gilt Frame: 20 x 24

$3800

One of America’s foremost marine artists, James Gale Tyler was born in Oswego, New York in 1855.  His interest in marine subjects began early, as by age 15 he was showing fascination with the ocean and seagoing vessels.  He moved to New York City where, studying with A. Cary Smith, he took his only formal art lessons.  Tyler's signature painting became known for the emphasis on mood and impression rather than for detailed realism.

He got much of his subject matter from his yearly travels between 1900 and 1930 to Newport, Rhode Island to paint scenes from the America's Cup Race.  Many important illustration commissions as well as painting requests came his way during his lifetime.  Among his illustration clients were publishers of Harper's, Century and Literary Digest. Tyler worked in New York and Providence, Rhode, Island in the mid 1880s-1890s, but it was Connecticut where he primarily worked and lived from 1870 until his death in 1931 at Pelham, New York.  In addition to other marine scenes, Tyler painted every America’s cup race from 1900 to 1930.  About his career, it was written that "No aspect of maritime life escaped Tyler's attention.  In addition to painting all types of boats-from old sloops to clipper ships-he painted a variety of seamen, coastal scenes and seascapes."



JAMES GALE TYLER (1855-1931)

The Port Light

Oil on canvas: 20 x 16

Original Gilt Frame: 23 x 35

$6000


He was a member of the Brooklyn Art Club, Artists Fund Society, Greenwich Society of Artists and the Salmagundi Club.  He exhibited extensively at the National Academy, the Providence Art Club, the Boston Art Club and the Brooklyn Art Association and the PAFA. His work is in permanent collections at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC; Tokyo Museum; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT; Omaha Museum of Art, NB; Mariner’s Museum, N.Y. Historical Society and elsewhere.  James Tyler was primarily a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut, but the year he died, 1931, he moved to Pelham, New York. Tyler’s paintings are effused with subtle effects of light, vibrant color, and careful detail.  It is for these reasons that Tyler’s paintings were extremely popular during his lifetime and continue to be popular today.

Source:
American Art Analog, Volume II, compiled by Michael David Zellman in association with American Art Analog, 1986, p. 513





Frank Knox Morton Rehn, NA (1848-1914)

Evening on Gloucester Bay

Oil on Canvas, 16 x 28 in.

$6000




William Lester Stevens (American, 1888-1969)

 Gloucester Evening

Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in.

$6500


Born in Rockport, Massachusetts, Stevens spent four years at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts School, where he studied under Edmund Tarbell, among others. Primarily an oil painter, he also used watercolor and acrylics.  He is best known for his post-impressionistic landscapes. Throughout the course of his long career, Stevens taught, first in Rockport, then at Boston University (1925-1926) and Princeton (1927-1929), and during the Depression at Grand Manan.

 He was a National Academician and a member of the American Watercolor Society; a founding member of the Rockport Art Association; Springfield, MA Art League; Guild of Boston Artists; Gallery on Moors; New Haven Paint and Clay Club, CT; Gloucester Society of Art; North Shore Art Association; Boston Watercolor Club and the New York Watercolor Club. He won art awards at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC; American Watercolor Society; New Haven Paint and Clay Club; Springfield Art League; Salons of America; Washington Watercolor Club; North Shore AA; Rockport AA and more. He painted USPO murals in Dedham and Rockport, MA, the Boston City Hall, the Louisville, KY Art Museum and several schools in Boston. References: Movalli, Charles, American Artist (April 1986); Who’s Who in American Art (1947); Who Was Who in American Art (vol. 3, p. 3171-72).




William Lester Stevens (American, 1888-1969)

Winter in the Berkshires

Signed "W. LESTER STEVENS N.A." l.r.

Watercolor 16 x 22, Framed 25 x 31

$2950


Bernard Corey (1916-2000)

Winter Stream

oil on canvas   10 x 14

Framed Goldleaf 15 x 19

$2400


Bernard Corey is one of New England's most beloved landscape painters of the 20th century. He executed paintings surely en plein aire with accuracy and competence. Memberships included the Rockport Art Association, Salmagundi Club, the Guild of Boston Artists, North Shore Art Association and more. Having won over 100 awards and honors, including awards at the North Shore Art Association, Rockport Art Association, Salmagundi Club, NYC, Hudson Valley Art Association, Providence Water Color Club, Allied Artists of America and many more. He painted almost every day of his life with fellow artists in the fields, along the streams and beaches and in the mountains in and around New England. Although the artist traveled throughout the world, Paris made little impression on him. He was American through-and-through.

Bernard Corey was the "last of the old school" of traditional New England landscape painters. When he died early in 2000, the era when artists painted for ten hours a day, every day with competency came to an end. Corey's carefully painted impressionistic plein aire canvases captured the essence of nature in all four seasons. The Rockport Art Association gave Corey a retrospective exhibition (October-November 2000) saluting the artist's profound understanding of nature and painting.


Bernard Corey (1916-2000)

Deep Snow

oil on board   9 x 12, signed Bernard Corey, l.r.

Framed Goldleaf 14x17

$3400



Bernard Corey (1916-2000)

December

oil on board   9 x 12, signed Bernard Corey, l.r.

Framed Goldleaf 14x17

$3400



SAMUEL PETER R. TRISCOTT (1846-1925)

Ernest Wincapaw's and the Brackett Fish House, Monhegan

Watercolor 17 x 27 in.

$7500

Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott was born January 4, 1846 in Gosport, England. He was one of five children and had a genteel middle class upbringing. Triscott studied civil engineering. His artistic training in painting was at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colors in London under Philip Mitchell.

In 1871 Triscott moved to America and settled in Worcester, Massachusetts where he was a partner in a civil engineering firm. In 1874 he began selling paintings from his office in Worcester. In 1881 Triscott had a one man show at the Boston Art Club. His style of painting with fluent washes of transparent color, though a change from the accepted norm, was well received. Triscott worked as a painting teacher during this time and it is believed his students included Winslow Homer, Sears Gallagher, William J. Bixbee, Woodbridge Gee, Melbourne H. Hardwick, Charles Copeland, William Ladd Taylor, and Robert Henri.

Triscott became quite active in the art world and showed regularly at the Boston Art Club, the American Watercolor Society in New York, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Gallery of J. Eastman Chase. In 1885, he was one of the founding members of the Boston Society of Water Color Painters.

Triscott began visiting Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine in the early 1890's. The artist purchased a large lot of land which he sold off for cottages in his later years. Every year Triscott increasingly spent more time on the island eventually staying there year round. On April 28, 1894 Triscott was naturalized in Boston. He returned to Monhegan Island and continued to show his work and receive exceptional reviews. S.P. R. Triscott died on April 15, 1925 on Monhegan Island.

Source:
"American Art Review", December 2002



 

Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott

Maine Coast

Watercolor 17 1/2 x 31 1⁄2

$2000



George Hathaway (1852-1903)

View of Great Head

Oil on board 6 x 10 in.

Original Frame 12 x 16

$2500

The artist, a native New Englander, is remembered for his intimate views of the northeast coastline. Apparently having spent a great deal of time in Portland, Maine, he interpreted the well-known Portland Head Lighthouse on occasion.



Louis Kinney Harlow (1850-1913)

Low Tide, circa 1890

Watercolor, signed l/l

13" x 19", 20" x 25.5" framed

$1800

Louis Kinney Harlow, painter and etcher, was known for his New England landscapes, fishermen, farms, boats, and coastal scenes. He was born on March 28, 1850 in Wareham, MA. After attending school at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, Harlow went into business and married Julia Coombs. They started their family and eventually had three children.

Harlow started his career as a professional artist in 1880 and exhibited with the Boston Art Club in 1883, 1885, 1887, and 1894. During the early 1880s he was teaching in Detroit but moved back to Boston in the mid-1880s. Sometime before the 1890s, he went to England, Paris, and Holland to study the work of the masters. Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers lists him as a watercolor artist and etcher, but his auction records also show a list of oils, pastels, gouache, and mixed media.

Harlow's work is represented in the collections of the Strong Museum in Rochester, NY and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta. References: Who Was Who in American Art, 1999, page 1461; Davenport's Art Reference, 2006/2007Edition, page 956; Boston Art Club 1855-1950, Vose Galleries Boston, MA, page 74; Boston Art Club Exhibition Record 1873-1909, page 203; Smithsonian Institution Research Information System.

Biography adapted from AskART: Peter Kostoulakos, AOA, NEAA: Fine Art Consultant, www.pkart.com



Ken Knowles

Blue Hill Harbor

24 x 30 Oil on Linen

$7500


Winter Afternoon, Stonington, Maine

Dennis Poirier

24 x 30 Oil on Canvas

$4500 Framed


Looking Towards Portsmouth

Dennis Poirier

16 x 20 Oil on Canvas

$2200 Framed

Caleb Stone

Caleb Stone studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme CT. Since then has been regularly teaching workshops classes , traveling and painting. He works in both watercolors and oils. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the John Stobart Fellowship Award , The New England Heritage Award , The Wood Award for Excellence in Watercolor, The Land and Light Gold Medal , Best in Show Manchester by the Sea and most recently achieved Elected Artist at the Lyme Art Association. He grew up in the art colony of Rockport MA. and was exposed to plein air painting by his father Don Stone N.A. at a early age. His attraction to the French and American impressionists and choice of art as a career grew from and was nurtured by this environment. He currently resides on Cape Ann in Massachusetts.


Winter Morning, Monhegan

Caleb Stone

24 x 30 Oil on Canvas

$7000 Framed


The Headlands, Monhegan

Caleb Stone

16 x 20 Oil on Canvas

$2400 Framed


Island Burn

Caleb Stone

20 x 24 Oil on Canvas

$3800 Framed


Low Tide, Stonington

Caleb Stone

16 x 20 Oil on Canvas

$2400 Framed


Monhegan Houses

by Neal Hughes

Oil on Canvas 12 x 12

$2800


.

Philip Barter

"THE HEEP'S FARM MADRID, MAINE"

Oil on Board 24 x 30 

$2700


 

Joyce Walker

Fish Beach, Monhegan 1949

Oil on artist's board, 12 x 16 in

16 x 20 in period chestnut frame.

$1200


MARCEL FECTEAU IAF

Norbertville, Quebec

Oil on canvas; 20 x 16 in

$2500



MARCEL FECTEAU IAF

Les Eboulements, Quebec

Oil on canvas; 16 x 20 in

$2500

Marcel Fecteau was born in Quebec in 1927 and has been painting the Quebec landscape in a variety of mediums over the past 40 years. One of the six founding members of the Norditude du Parc des Grands Jardins de Charlevoix, his landscapes of the mountains and villages of the Gaspesie and Charlevoix reconcile us with nature via the profound harmony, color and balance in his compositions.


Jacques Poirier

Chute en Automne

Oil on canvas; 24 x 30 in

$2750

Jacques Poirier was born in 1942 in Drummondville, Quebec. He chose drawing early in his life as a means of expression and creation. A university graduate, Poirier taught fine art though he is basically self taught. Drawn to the mountainous regions of Quebec he renders them in his studio after making sketching trips. His works share a unique graphic element, involving geometrically shaped landscapes, without appearing too rigid. Jacques was instrumental in founding an art studio at the University of Sherbrooke. His work is represented throughout Canada and is part of many important collections.

 



William Lester Stevens, NA (1888-1969)

Stormy Seas, Maine

Signed "W. LESTER STEVENS N.A." l.l.

Watercolor 17 x 24 in.

Framed 21 x 28

$1950

Born in Rockport, Massachusetts, Stevens spent four years at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts School, where he studied under Edmund Tarbell, among others. Primarily an oil painter, he also used watercolor and acrylics.  He is best known for his post-impressionistic landscapes. Throughout the course of his long career, Stevens taught, first in Rockport, then at Boston University (1925-1926) and Princeton (1927-1929), and during the Depression at Grand Manan.

He was a National Academician and a member of the American Watercolor Society; a founding member of the Rockport Art Association; Springfield, MA Art League; Guild of Boston Artists; Gallery on Moors; New Haven Paint and Clay Club, CT; Gloucester Society of Art; North Shore Art Association; Boston Watercolor Club and the New York Watercolor Club. He won art awards at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC; American Watercolor Society; New Haven Paint and Clay Club; Springfield Art League; Salons of America; Washington Watercolor Club; North Shore AA; Rockport AA and more. He painted USPO murals in Dedham and Rockport, MA, the Boston City Hall, the Louisville, KY Art Museum and several schools in Boston.

References: Movalli, Charles, American Artist (April 1986); Who’s Who in American Art (1947); Who Was Who in American Art (vol. 3, p. 3171-72).



William Lester Stevens, NA (1888-1969)

Maine Cove

Signed "W. LESTER STEVENS N.A." l.c.

Watercolor 14 x 18 in.

Framed 21 x 25

$1650


Wilson Henry Irvine (1869-1936)

Knife’s Edge

Oil on Board 16 x 20

$4500


Wilson Henry Irvine was born in Illinois in 1869 and educated at The Art Institute of Chicago where he took courses for eight years. He first came to Old Lyme in 1905 and became an active member of the Lyme Art Association in 1914, eventually settling there in 1918. Though Old Lyme remains his primary association, Irvine is celebrated today as a leading American impressionist painter. His work is reminiscent of early impressionism, with the artist’s use of lively, visible brush strokes and his emphasis on the contrasts of color and texture to create a sense of depth in his paintings. His impressionistic style and choice of subjects are often Irvine’s contemporary, Childe Hassam.

In 1983, Mongerson Galleries of Chicago held the largest exhibition of Wilson Irvine’s work since his death in 1936. The event was a reclaiming of sorts since had initially established himself as an artist in Chicago before his more famous association with the Old Lyme Art Colony. He was a member of the Chicago Society of Artists, the Cliff Dwellers, the Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club, and the Lyme Art Association.


 

Frank Gervasi, NA (1895-1986)

Catskills in Winter

Oil on canvas 25 x 30 in

$2800           

Provenance: gift from the artist to his niece, Carolyn Moon

 

Frank Gervasi was born in Palermo, Sicily, and immigrated to New York at the age of 13 in 1908. His art career was interrupted by World War I, in which he lost his right arm at the Battle of Somme in France. He overcame this adversity and inspired other wounded veterans when he learned to paint with his left arm. He studied at the Art Students League in New York with important artists such as Robert Henri and George Luks, and was elected a member of the National Academy of Design (hence the initials N.A. after his signature) in 1956. In 1960 he relocated to Marfa, Texas, to complete a mural commission. He remained in Marfa, painting landscapes in Texas and New Mexico, until his death at the age of 91. His paintings are in museum collections in Minnesota, Colorado, and Texas, and he is listed as a a well-sold artist in auction directories including ArtPrice and AskArt.

The artist lived in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York for a number of years and later in Tudor City in Manhattan. He painted in oil the mountains of the Catskills, the Adirondaks, the skyscraper canyons of the city, still life and watercolor pieces. In l955 the "New York Times" featured a story and photograph of his painting, "Fire Escape."

Gervasi was a member of National Academy of Design, Allied Artists of America and American Watercolor Society. Salamagundi Club and Audubon Artists.



B
ERNARD GERSTNER

Snow in the Mountains

Watercolor 10 x 14 in.

Framed 18 x 22

$750


BERNARD GERSTNER is a painter noted for crisp color and design in his work. He is a painter, teacher and demonstrator. His subject matter surrounds him on beautiful Cape Ann though his subjects are not confined to this area. His painting trips and workshops have his work extolling the beauty of all New England as well as New York state.

Gerstner holds memberships to Rockport Art Association, Boston Watercolor Society, Academic Artists, North Shore Arts Association, Rochester Art Club, International Marine Painters Association and New England Watercolor Society. Recent awards include the Gold Medal at North Shore, and the Eleanor M. Callow Award at Rockport.



Roger Wilson Dennis (1902-1996)

New Hampshire Village

12 x 16 Oil

$1800


Roger Wilson Dennis (1902-1996)

Deer Isle, Maine

12 x 16 Oil

$1800


WALTER KOENIGER 1881-1943

The Icy Falls

24 x 36 Oil on Linen

$7500 Framed (30 x 42)

Known as “the Painter of Snow,” Walter Koeniger was the son of an architect, born in Germany on May 6, 1881.  From architecture, Walter turned to painting, while still in Germany.  He studied under Eugene Gustav Dücker (1841-1916) and Eduard Karl Franz Gebhardt (1838-1925) at the Düsseldorf Academy.  Dücker studied at the Imperial Art Academy of St. Petersburg and was influenced by Russian realism. Around 1912, Koeniger settled in Woodstock, New York, where he abandoned Dücker’s crisp, photographic realism for a more painterly, expressive technique.  He concentrated on capturing the fleeting moods of nature during a period when the winter scene genre was rapidly rising in popularity.

Koeniger focused on views of the Catskill Mountains and wooded areas around Woodstock and Saugerties.  He painted in broad, large strokes, rendering brilliant sunlight and glowing color harmonies, soft gradations of color in the sky, streams and forests.  For G. Frank Muller (1925), Koeniger attempted “to convey to the beholder the rapture he experiences before nature at her best.  Koeniger seizes the delight of woodland beauties and passes it on for our enjoyment.” Reportedly, Koeniger would delay the completion of a painting until the setting sun would add the proper tint of orange to the scene.

Vose Galleries featured Koeniger’s works in December of 1926.  That year he began to exhibit his landscapes at the National Academy of Design where he returned in 1929, 1930, and 1931.  His activities at Woodstock (where he died in 1943) are not well known; apparently he was not involved with the artists’ colony there.  Koeniger was a member of the Salmagundi Club.

Sources:

Muller, G. Frank, “Koeniger, Painter of Snow,” International Studio 81 (June 1925): 210-215; Zellman, Michael David, 300 Years of American Art. Secaucus, NJ: Wellfleet Press, 1987, p. 773.


WALTER KOENIGER 1881-1943

Winter Light

27 x 34 Oil on Linen

$6500 Framed (30 x 38)


Ken Knowles

Little Long Pond, MDI

12 x 24 Oil on Board

$2950


Acadian Winter

by Brian Banks

Oil on Canvas 16 x 24

$1200



Donald Allen Mosher

Winter Majesty, Jackson, NH

Oil on Canvas 18 x 20

$4500


THOMAS ANDREW NICHOLAS, NA

Sunlit Falls

30 x 36 Oil on Linen

$14,000 Framed (38 x 44)

Born Middletown, Connecticut, in 1934, Tom Nicholas has been at the forefront of American landscape painting for almost a half century. He has earned an esteemed position as one of the country’s most widely recognized landscape painters. After formal studies as a scholarship student at the School for Visual Arts, NYC, from 1953-56, he was awarded a Greenshield Grant for two years of independent painting abroad and in the USA. His paintings are noted for their elegant composition, fine detail and romantic sensibility.

Nicholas is an Academician of the National Academy of Design and a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society. One of the youngest members ever elected to the National Academy, he has been honored with nearly 300 awards and medals and has created 40 one-man shows throughout the country. Since 1960, he has painted throughout Europe and the United States. His work is in many private and public collections including the Farnsworth Museum, Maine; the Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio; Springfield Art Museum, Missouri; Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts and the Hispanic Society of America, New York City. He has 23 images in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.

Tom Nicholas is the father of T.M. Nicholas, widely considered to be one of the most prominent painters of his generation.


Emile Albert Gruppe (1896-1978)

Emile Albert Gruppe (1896-1978)

Rainy Day, Vermont

Oil on canvas,  24 x 30 in

Price available upon request

Born in 1896 the son of renowned tonalist painter Charles Paul Gruppe, Emile Gruppe became one of the 20th century’s masters of New England seascapes and landscapes. In addition to being raised by an artistic father, he was also educated in art at The Hague in the Netherlands and in New York City at the National Academy of Design and The Arts Students League. He also received instruction from artists George Bridgeman, Charles Chapman, Richard Miller and John F. Carlson. Throughout his career Gruppé exhibited at the major national annuals, including those of the National Academy of Design, where he made his debut in 1915. His paintings were also shown at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the North Shore Art Association, the Rockport Art Association, where they won numerous awards and prizes. In 1942, he founded the Gruppe Summer School in Gloucester with his mentors.

Gruppe painted numerous works throughout his long artistic career, as many as 200 hundred oils a year. He is best known for his impressionistic landscapes of Vermont, painted figures and portraits, and especially for his Gloucester and Rockport harbor and village scenes. For the majority of his professional career, he worked and lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts, often wintering in Vermont and Florida. During this time, Gruppé adopted a more direct and personal mode of painting in which he combined a dynamic brand of Realism with the light and atmospheric concerns of Impressionism. This later work is sought after for its distinctive, vigorous brushwork, compositional qualities and refined color values. Gruppe lived a long and prolific life, passionate about his art and about sharing the joys and skills of visual creativity with future generations. In one of his last interviews he revealed his philosophy of painting: "If you want exacting details in a painting, than you might as well look at a photograph. I make an impression on a canvas, and let one's imagination fill in the details." He died in 1978 at the age of 82 after a lifetime of painting.

Gruppe's works can be found in the Richmond Art Museum, the Hickory Museum of Art, Springville Museum of Art, Whistler House Museum of Art, and more. His works are now highly collectible and have brought dramatic prices up to $60,000 at auction.

Source: AskArt.com 


Morning Sky 

Dennis Sheehan

Oil on Linen 18 x 24

$2500


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