Our Collection of Fine Californian Art
Twenty Four California Paintings
Lot 236: Ferdinand Burgdorff (American 1881-1975) Est. 6000-8000 Southwest Landscape oil on board Signed, dated 1926 l/l28 1/2in. x 39in. (72cm.x 99cm)Framed: 361/2in. x 46 1/2in. (93cm. x 118cm) Bearing label on reverse; Ferdinand Burgdorff Gallery, Pebble Beach, Calif.1954Ferdinand Burgdorff is known for his romantic landscape paintings of the Monterey Peninsula and the desert Southwest.Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Burgdorff studied at the Cleveland School of Art before heading to Paris to work with Rene Menard and Florence Este. In 1907 he settled in Carmel, California and became an active member of the art colony. In 1919 he lived in Mill Valley, California but moved back to the Monterey Peninsula the next year and built a house in Pebble Beach designed by the legendary architect, Bernard Maybeck. He lived there for the rest of his life.During the years 1907 to 1924 Burgdorff made numerous trips to the southwestern deserts, including the Hopi and Navajo reservations and the Grand Canyon, which provided him with subject matter for the rest of his life. He accompanied railroad crews and surveyors into uninhabited desert areas to find and record unspoiled landscapes. He stayed, for a time, in Santa Fe where he preferred to paint desolate stretches of desert rather than the more popular aspen and adobe themes.
Lot 237 Si Chen Yuan (American 1911-1974) Est. 5000-7000 Landscapeoil on boardSigned lower right36in. x 24in. (91cm. x 61cm)Framed 36 1/2in. x 24 1/2in.(92cm. x 62cm)S.C. Yuan, is considered one of the finest painters to come out of the Monterey Peninsula. A "painter's painter", he did work which was favored by contemporary painters who marvel at his effortless technique. "Yuan's strength as an artist was his ability to communicate a wealth of visual information with swift and concise markings," says Kathleen Moodie, Curator at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz. "Yuan fused an Eastern elegance of economic line with the robust energy of Western abstraction," she added in the catalogue for an upcoming show of Yuan's works.His training was classical French via Xu Beihong, one of China's greatest 20th Century painters
Lot 238 Si Chen Yuan (American 1911-1974) Est. 5000-7000 'Carmel Valley'oil on canvasSigned, dated label verso, Yuan 5-11-979 1/2in. x 15in. (24cm. x 38cm)Framed: 13in. x 18in. (33cm) x 46cm)S.C. Yuan, is considered one of the finest painters to come out of the Monterey Peninsula. A "painter's painter", he did work which was favored by contemporary painters who marvel at his effortless technique. "Yuan's strength as an artist was his ability to communicate a wealth of visual information with swift and concise markings," says Kathleen Moodie, Curator at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz. "Yuan fused an Eastern elegance of economic line with the robust energy of Western abstraction," she added in the catalogue for an upcoming show of Yuan's works.His training was classical French via Xu Beihong, one of China's greatest 20th Century painters.
Lot 232 Stephen Henriques (American) Est. 3000-5000"Bird Food"oil on canvassigned, titled verso48in. x 48in. (122cm. x 122cm)
Lot 250 Paul Lauritz (Norwegian-American 1889-1975) Est. 3000-5000 'Stream at the Bottom of the Mountain'oil on canvas Signed l/l25 x 21 1/2in (63 x 53cm)Framed: 33in. x 29in. ( 84 x 74cm)Paul Lauritz developed a fascination for desert landscapes, and he and his wife did much exploring and extended camping in the deserts of the Mohave, Colorado, and Arizona. At first, Paul Lauritz did Plein air painting but discovered that he got a stronger light on the canvas by completing the work in his studio. He used gigantic brushes, pre-war French bristles and even used them to achieve minute strokes. He also used palette knives and his hand to achieve a textural effect and generally simple, primary colors. Lauritz was active in the California art scene as a member of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Commission and President of the California Art Club.
Lot 294 Camile Przewodek (21st Century American) Est. 2500-3000 Oil on canvas View of Mendocino Coast Signed l/l32in. x 40in. (81cm. x 102cm)Framed: 40in. x 48in. (192cm. x 122cm)
Lot 295 Camile Przewodek (American 21st century) Est. 2000-3000 'Petaluma Shadows 'Oil on board Signed l/r8 1/2in. x 14in. (21cm. x 35cm)Framed: 21in. x 16in. (53cm. x 41cm)
Lot 233 Mary DeNeale Morgan (American 1868-1948) Est. 1500-2500 Autumn Landscape Oil on paper Signed l/r19in. x 24in. (48cm. x 61cm)Framed: 29in. x 36in. (74cm. x 91cm)Mary DeNeale Morgan (May 24, 1868 – October 10, 1948) also known as M. DeNeale Morgan, was an American plein air painter, especially in watercolor, and printmaker. She was the director the Carmel Summer School of Art sponsored by the Carmel Arts and Crafts Club and a founding member of the Carmel Art Association (CAA) in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
Lot 235 William Keith (American 1838-1911) Est. 1500-2500 Oil on canvas Figure in Oak Woods Signed lower right10 1/2in. x 6 3/4in. (27cm. x 17cm)Framed: 17in. x 13in. (43cm. x 33cm)A 19th-century leading artist and visionary in San Francisco, William Keith (1838-1911) is most known for his impact on preserving and sharing the California landscape. Keith's early training as a wood engraver encouraged him to reproduce the exact topography and details of a landscape early in his career. Keith had also already expressed a preference by 1870 to "study altogether from Nature," reflecting in part the admonishments of the influential writer John Ruskin.
268 Robin Denevan (Contemporary American) Est. 1000-1500 Encaustic Painting 'Soft Canopy' 2003Oil, ink wax on canvas and wood. Signed, titled verso43in. x 25in. (109cm. x 63cm)
Lot 246 Gerald Stinski (American 1929) Est. 800-1200 Red Onions Oil on boardSigned l/r8in.x 11in. (20cm. x 28cm)Framed: 13 1/2in. x 16 1/2in. (34cm. 42cm)Provenance: Gumps Gallery, San Francisco
Lot 259 Gerald Stinski (American 1929-2015) Est. 700-900 Persimmons Oil on board Signed l/l14in. x 6in. (36cm. x 15cm)Framed: 22in. x 13in. (56cm. x 33cm)
Lot 260 James Everett Stuart (American 1852-1941) Est. 600-800 'Pico Blanco From the Lagoon at the Outlet of Sur Creek, Sur Ranch , Monterey.' 1920Oil on canvas Signed, dated l/l titled verso30in. x 18in. (76cm. x 46cm)Framed: 34in. x 22in. (86cm. x 56cm)Stuart studied art with Thomas Hill and William Keith. His early work reflected the mood and mystery of the French Barbizon school. He painted plein air throughout the west and Alaska. He held a special fascination with Yellowstone. Prior to his death at age 88, he maintained a studio in San Francisco near Union Square for nearly thirty years. He was a member of the Bohemian Club,
Lot 263 James Everett Stuart (American 1852-1941) Est. 600-800 'Sunset, California Oaks, Napa Valley' 1915oil on canvas Signed, dated l/l and titled verso. Condition: craquelure to surface.30in. x 18in. (76cm.x 46cm)Framed: 35in. x 23in. (89cm. x 58cm)Stuart studied art with Thomas Hill and William Keith. His early work reflected the mood and mystery of the French Barbizon school. He painted plein air throughout the west and Alaska. He held a special fascination with Yellowstone. Prior to his death at age 88, he maintained a studio in San Francisco near Union Square for nearly thirty years. He was a member of the Bohemian Club,
Lot 240 Paul Kratter (American) Est. 500-700 'Morning Light Sonoma' Oil on board Signed l/l11in. x 9in )28cm. x 23cm)Framed: 20in. x 17in. (51cm. x 43cm.Kratter's work celebrates the the mountain light of the eastern Sierras and California plein air landscapes. He is a signature member of the California Art Club and the Laguna Plein Air Painters and is an accomplished instructor
Lot 241 Paul Kratter (American) Est. 500-700 'Trailside Eucalyptus 'Oil on board Signed l/l'10in. x 14in. (25cm. x 36cm)Framed: 14 1/2in. x 17 1/2in (37cm. x 22cm) Kratter's work celebrates the mountain light of the eastern Sierras and California plein air. Kratter is a signature member of the California Art Club and the Laguna Plein Air Painters and is an accomplished instructor
Lot 254 Nels Hagerup (Norwegian American1864-1922) Est. 500-700 'Villa Grande 1910'oil on canvasboard Signed l/l17 1/2in. x 13in. (44cm. x 33cm)Framed: 22in. x 19in. (56cm. x 48cm)Notation on reverse: Mrs. Atkinson grocery store, road coming from Monte Rio, crossing Railway tracks. A black and white photo of the subject included. Nels Hagerup (1864-1922) was born in Christiania, Norway in 1864 into a family that included the composer Edward Hagerup Grieg. Nels Hagerup studied at the Christiania Art School, Royal Academy in Berlin, and in Copenhagen with Carl Locher. After sailing to the West Coast as a merchant seaman in 1882, he settled in Portland, Oregon. There he was an instructor of drawing at the Bishop Scott Academy (now called Hill Academy) and was a founder of the Portland Art Association. About 1892 he moved to San Francisco where he remained. He worked there as a stevedore on the waterfront and later established a home and studio in the Sunset District at 1224 46th Avenue
Lot 230 Robert Wee (American b. 1927) Est. 400-600 Coastal lighthouse scene oil on board signed, dated l/r23in. x 19in. (58cm. x 48cm)Framed: 32in. x 28in. (81cm. x 71cm)Provenance: Kerwin Gallery, Burlingame CA Robert Wee is active/lives in California. Robert Wee is known for Coastal view, seascape. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago
Lot 251 Gerald Stinski (American 1929-2015) Est. 300-500 Apple and Plum Oil on board Signed l/r4 1/2in. x 4in. (11cm. x 10cm)Framed: 9 1/2in. x 9in. (24cm. x 23cm)
Lot 253 Pam Glover (American 1924-2010) Est. 300-500 'Sunshine' A view of Orinda, CA oil on canvas Signed l/r Titled and dedicated on verso. Provenance: Maxwell Gallery, SF CA15 3/4in x 12in. (40cm. x 30cm)Pam Glover is a plein-air landscape painter in California. She is also a founding member of The Outsiders, a group of plein-air painters. All of her paintings are done on location so that she can capture the sun and shadows falling across the brilliant California landscapes. Pam Glover was born in Shanghai, China and was exposed early to the Far Eastern influences in the arts. Her education is of a varied and extensive nature, as it includes China -where she studied for three years with Olge Popoff - the Poly Technic of Art in Sydney, Australia, the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA and four years with Lundy Siegrist, member of the Society of Six. Framed: 17in. x 13 1/2in. (43cm. x 34cm)
Lot 255 Gertrude Anita Snow Brooks (American 1866-1947) Est. 300-500 Landscape with cows. oil on canvas Signed l/l11 1/2in. x 7 1/2in. (29cm. x 19cm)Framed: 20in. x 16in. (51cm. x 41cm)Gertrude Snow was known for a variety of artistic endeavors, painting landscapes and wood working.. In her workshop she made several pieces of furniture from redwood, ranging from a piano bench (now in the Alameda Museum) to picture frames and gardens posts fashioned after lions and griffins. There is a possibility she carved the frame for this landscape, carved with a band of corn enclosing floral designs.
Lot 256 John Henry Ramm (American 1879-1948) Est. 300-500 'Dunes' oil on canvas Signed l/r17in. x 12in (43cm. x 30cm)Framed: 22in. x 16in. (56cm. x 41cm)John Henry Ram, a photographer and self taught oil painter, notably painted landscapes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lot 257 Judith Deim, American (1912 - 2006) Est. 300-500 'Figures'Oil on board Signed l/l9in. x 11in. (23cm. x 28icm) Framed: 14in. x 16in. (35cm. x 41cm)In 1941, Deim painted the portrait of John Steinbeck writing his first draft of The Sea of Cortez at her studio. Deim’s work has been featured in San Francisco at the Museum of Modern Art and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lot 245 Gerald Stinski (American 1929-2015 Est. 200-300 Purple Grapes Oil on board Signed l/r2 1/2in. x 4 1/2in (6cm. x 11cm)Framed: 8 1/2in. x 10 1/2in. (21cm. x 26cm)
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