Friday, 19 November 2021

Landscapes of California and America - a catalogue

For those who enjoy the paintings of the Californian and American landscape art, you can review many landscapes of the 19th and early 20th century by various artists - including Edgar Payne (1883-1947) - in this auction catalogue by John Moran Auctioneers.  

The painting is by Percy Gray
"A Lane Of Eucalyptus Trees," 1924
20 x 14" Watercolor on paper board under plexiglass

The Digital Catalogue can be found on issuu. It can even be downloaded!

Highlights include works by Edgar Alwin Payne, Percy Gray, Jack Wilkinson Smith, Ben Abril, Millard Sheets, Jessie Arms Botke, William J. McCloskey, and many more

The auction was held on Tuesday - so you can even find out what sold and for how much.

It's a good guide to what people like - and what they're prepared to pay for a landscape (or other fine art) or an investment.

I liked in particular the paintings by LeConte Stewart (1891 - 1990) and Percy Gray (1869-1952) - who are names new to me. One of Gray's paintings is on the cover of the catalogue.

It was also wonderful to see paintings of some of the places I've seen in person on my travels in the USA in 2006.

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