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James J Brown - Virtual Museum




The works in this Online Museum are part of my private collection, currently containing approximately 82 works of art. I have been working on focusing my collection towards early and mid. 20th century modernism and expressionism. With additional focus on the artists of the Pacific Northwest. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or additional info on any of the artists in the collection. I am excited about all of the artists I collect and would be happy to discuss them or learn more about them. The newest addition to my collection is an oil on canvas, 'Inferno/Figures', 28" x 24", c. 1950 by Kenneth Callahan. Note to self, missing photographs of 1 phillip henderson drawing, 2 unknown artists works (1 D. Chase).



Neil Meitlzer, 1930-2009.
Untitled
painting. 1960, 22" x 19"


Well known NW school artist. more information below.
Max Weber, 1881-1961.
'Rose'
etching. 1932, 11" x 16"


Early American modernist. Weber's works can be found in most major museums.
Shawn Foote
'Boom'
mixed media, 2018


Clifford Wright, 1919-1999.
Untitled
mixed media on paper. date unknown, 24" x 168"

My 3rd painting by Clifford Wright
More information on the artist can be found below.
Jean Claude Imbert, 1919-1993.
'Port Miou au Soliel Concert'
Oil on Canvas, 1980, 32" x 16"

My 3rd painting by Jean Claude Imbert, purchased from France.
More information on the artist can be found below.
Odilon Redon, 1840-1916.
Passage d'une Ame
Etching, 1921 (originally printed 1891), 3.75" x 2.5"

From the estate of Reese Palley
Biographical information.
Emil Antonucci, 1929-2006.
Untitled
Woodcut on paper, 1949, 5" x 6"

My 2nd work by Emil Antonucci Biographical information.
Guy Anderson, 1906-1998.
Untitled
Woodcut on newspaper, c. 1957, 3" x 9"

My 2nd work by Guy Anderson
Clifford Wright, 1919-1999.
Untitled
Ink on Paper, c. 1950, 14 3/4" x 9 5/8"

Clifford was at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY from 1948-1955 & this painting is from that era. There is a video about him on Youtube. yaddo Diaries My 2nd painting by Wight, this painting was originally owned by poet Howard Griffin. Griffin sold the painting to Poetry Magazine editor Nicholas Joost in 1955. There is an inscription on the back written by Joost.
Konrad Cramer
Untitled
Ink on Paper, c. 1930-1950, 12"x19"

Konrad Cramer (1888-1963). B. Wurtzburg, Germany, moved to Woodstock, NY c. 1911. A partial list of museums collections includes:
  • J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Museum De Reede, Antwerp, Belgium
  • San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
  • Flint Institute for the Arts, Flint, MI
  • National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
  • Davenport Art Museum, Davenport, IA
  • Sheldon Museum of American Art, Lincoln, NE
  • J Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
  • Print Club of Albany, Albany, NY
  • Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
  • The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kenneth Callahan
    'Inferno/Figures'
    Oil on canvas, c. 1950, 24"x28"

    Kenneth Callahan is considered one of the 4 primary NW masters and had an instramental role in the art movement in the Pacific Northwest. His influence extended beyond the region, and his work can be found in most major museums and national collections. A partial list of museums collections includes:
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • Henry Gallery, University of WA, Seattle, WA
  • Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
  • The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
  • Hirshborn Museum, Washington, DC
  • Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Smithsonian Museum of American Art, DC
  • Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
  • MOMA, New York, NY
  • Guggenheim, New York, NY
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • San Francisco Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
  • Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
  • Jean Claude Imbert
    Oil painting, c. 1950?, 49"x30"

    Jose De Creeft
    Untitled watercolor and ink, before 1976, 9" x 2.5".

    Undated and unsigned.


    Neil Meitlzer, 1930-2009
    Title: 'Formed Landscape', 1966, Acrylic on canvas on board. 22.5"x41.5"

    This painting was previously part of the collection of the Seattle Art Museum.

    Meitzlers work can be found in the following Museums:
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Memphis Academy of Art, Memphis TE
  • Washington County Museum of Art, Hagerstown, MD
  • Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
  • Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
  • Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College,Walla Walla, WA
  • Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
  • Imperial Family of Japan, Japan

    Meitzlers is listed in the following books:
  • Davenport's Art Reference
  • Spectra, Stream, Strata: Retrospective of NW Artist Neil Meitlzer
  • The Artists Bluebook
  • Northwest Painting
  • Art of the Northwest Coast
  • Paintings and Sculpture of the Pacific NW
  • Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture
  • Thirty-five Seattle Artists
  • The Pacific Northwest Landscape
  • Iridescent Light
  • Who's Who in American Art
  • Northwest Art Today, Adventures in Art
  • The Artists of Puget Sound
  • Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, 1959
  • Seattle Art Museum, WA; Thirty Five Seattle Artists, cat., 1966
  • The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, U of WA Press, 1999

  • Clifford Wright, 1919-1999
    Title: 'The Sea', 1958, mixed media approx. 26"x18"

    Wright studied with Mark Tobey at Cornish from 1937-1943. He exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Wright moved to Denmark and did designs for the Royal Danish Opera.



    Martin Kainz, 1899-1982
    Title: Untitled, 1968, 32" x 25"

    Watercolor on paper

    Martin Kainz was a prominent German Expressionist painter who emigrated to America in the 1920's and worked in the New York area. He studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, 1922-1926, and emigrated to the United States later that same year and settled in New York City. His first American one-man show was at the Ralston Gallery, NY in 1927. Additional exhibitions of his work were held at the Kasper Gallery, Berlin, 1927; Yorke Galleries, Wash DC 1929, Dudensing Gallery, NY 1932, Weyhe Gallery NY 1935, 1936; Westermann Gallery, NY 1936, 1938, 1940, Lilienfeld Galleries, NY, 1946, Gallerie Kainz, Berlin, 1956; Goethe Gallery, Montreal 1964, Reading, PA Museum, 1932. Kainz established a studio in Carmel, NY, (Putnam County), in 1938 and lived there until his death in 1982. A retrospective exhibition of his work was held at the Somerstown Gallery, Somers, NY 1986.
    Windsor Utley
    Title: 'Tropical Rythems', 1948, 15.25" x 21"

    Watercolor and ink on paper
    Walter F. Issacs, 1886-1967
    Title: 'Market Scene', 1960, approx. 6"x4"

    Longtime director at the University of Washington School of Art

  • Museum Collections:
  • Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
  • Museum of Northwest Art, Laconnor, WA
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA
  • Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA
  • John Franklin Koenig
    Title: 'V-6', c. 1962, 18.25" x 18.25"

    More on the artists work below.
    John Franklin Koenig
    Title: 'Truth' variation, d. 1969, 8" x 10"

    More on the artists work below.
    380/400. Signed and dated, Folded, Appears to be a card. Has a singature and personal note at the bottom. "Best _ _ the Year, John."
    Barbara Poe Levee
    Untitled watercolor and ink, c. 1943, 9" x 6".

    Undated and unsigned. From a portfolio of similar works, some of which was signed and dated 1943. Barbara's work was included in several notable shows including "Exhibition of 31 Women" and "First Papers of Surrealism" organized by Marcel DuChamp. Her work was also shown by Betty Parson's and included in Peggy Guggenheim's exhibit "The Women in 1945". Barbara was also a collector of art and generous doner to many museums. A bio of Barbara Poe Levee can be found here.
    Barbara's work can be found in the following Collections:
  • Peggy Guggenheim Fondation
  • University of Berkley Art Museum
  • Robert Hardgrave
    'Baggleridge',(13) 3-4 layer Risograph prints 60/140, 2013, 10.5" x 16.2"

    Published by Neverpress. http://www.roberthardgrave.com/
    Robert Hardgrave
    'Candide' Mixed Media, 2010, 14.25" x 14.25".

    This collage was made from the pieces of some paintings that were damaged returning from a show in Italy. Purchased from the artists studio. http://www.roberthardgrave.com/
    Windsor Utley
    Untitled gouache on cardboard, early 1980's, 17" x 13".

    Purchased from Claude Utley who says it was done in the early 1980's while his father was living in California. More information on the artist is listed below next to my other work by the artist.
    Jeff Mihalyo
    'City Head' studio proof, 2009, giclee. 4.6" x 6 3/4".

    By Seattle artist and friend. http://www.mihalyo.com/
    David Alfaro Siqueiros
    Canto General #3, 1968, Lithograph. 41" x 26.5".

    My 2nd lithograph of this set of 10, done to accompany Pablo Neruda's 'Canto General'
    Sean O.connell
    5.75"x3"x3". - Tumbler, Pink with leaf pattern, ceramic.

    Jerome Marshak
    Untitled #, Ink and Graphite on Paper. No photograph yet.

    Charles Gerbracht - c. 1950's? - Untitled
    12"x 18". - watercolor/charcoal on paper

    Paul Young - 200? - Untitled
    20x14 in. early/mid 2000's. - Sumi ink on paper

    Windsor Utley - 1920-1989 - Through the Trionfo Arch
    9.5x14 in. 1957. - Ink on paper

    Label from Otto Seligman Gallery on verso. Utley Began painting at the age of 19. Utley was a classically trained flautist. In the early 1940’s he performed with the Tacoma Symphony in Washington, and continued to teach and perform throughout his life. Utley taught at Helen Bush School of Art, and later became the head of the art department at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

    Windsor Utley's work can be found in the following Collections:
  • Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner WA
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA
  • Brittish Columbia Provintial Collection, Vancouver BC
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond VA
  • Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC
  • Washington State Convention Center

  • Alejandro Serrat Blasco-Ibanez 1895 - 1970. - 1951 - Title illegible
    40"x31", paint on paper mounted on masonite

    Post Cubist artist, born in Valencia Spain. Nephew of novelist Vicente Blasco-Ibanez. Sang Tenor in the Paris Opera and Chicago Civic Opera

    b. Valencia Spain.
    Norman Ackroyd - 'Square Composition' 50/50
    7.5x6 in. 1968.

    Norman Ackroyd studied at Leeds College of Art (1956-1961) and at the Royal College of Art (1961-1964). Norman Ackroyd currently lives and works in London. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1989 and a full Academician in 1991.

    Ackroyd's work can be found in the following Collections:
  • The British Museum, London
  • The Tate Gallery, London
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  • Albertina Museum, Vienna
  • Rijks museum, Amsterdam
  • John Franklin Koenig - Untitled 15/25
    17.25x13.5 in. 1964
    Appears to originally be from Gordon Woodside's collection, has a note to Gordon from the artist.
    John Franklin Koenig - 'Black Rain' 17/40
    13.25x5.75 in. 1964

    Robert Hardgrave - 'Yolk'
    5x5 in. 2009
    Purchased from the artist July 2009. Robert Hardgrave's website
    Sandro Negri 1940 - 2012, Italy - 'untitled drawing'
    pastel, approx 8x6 in. 2008
    Italian painter also showing at Gallery IMA.
    Gift from the artist, May 2008.

    Museum Collections:
    Portland Art Museum
    Mark Tracy - 'Untitled'
    oil on canvass, approx 20x50 in. circa 2005?
    Mark Tracy is a good friend and great artist.
    gift from the artist.
    Mark Tracy - 'Siquieros' Words'
    colored penci & pastel, approx 12x9 in. 2007
    Mark Tracy is a good friend and great artist.
    Purchased April 2008, at the Art Monastary fundraiser.
    Guy Anderson b. 1906-1998
    This is a Christmas card litho or woodcut from Anderson dated 1965 by Northwest Master Guy Anderson. I'll fill in more bio later.

    Guy Anderson's work can be found in the following museums
  • Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
  • Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene OR
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY
  • Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner WA
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA
  • Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
  • National Museum of Art, Osaka JP
  • Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham WA
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, , Washington DC
  • John Franklin Koenig 1962
    18"x18" - Title 'U-9', Guoache and collage on paper.
    More information on Koenig Below.
    Jose De Creeft b. 1884-1982
    This was initially mis-attributed to Lorrie Goulet De Creeft, An email from the family clarified that it was actually signed by Jose. Sculptor, born in Guadalajara, Spain. He worked in Barcelona (1898), studied in Madrid (1900) and Paris (1906-7, 1911-14), then emigrated to New York City (1929). He is known for carving directly into stone and for his sculptures, such as Alice in Wonderland (1960).

    Jose De Creeft's work can be found in the following museums
  • Denver Art Museum, Denver CO
  • Edwin a Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichitaw KS
  • Kresge Art Museum, Lansing MI
  • Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase NY
  • Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach FL
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
  • The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Ashville Art Museum, Ashville, NC
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • The Columbus Museum of Art-Ohio, Columbus OH
  • The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tuscon AZ
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Philadelphia Public Art collection, Philadelphia PA
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
  • Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn NY
  • Sheldon Art Gallery, Lincoln NE
  • Wichitaw State University outdoor sculpture collection, Wichita KS
  • John Harrison Levee
    Title illegible - approx. 13"x9" - Gouache or tempra on paper dated 1955.

    Levee's work can be found in the following museums
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York NY
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
  • Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  • Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC
  • Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse NY
  • Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis MO
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City OK
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA
  • Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton MA
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO
  • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA
  • Walker Art Center, Minniapolis MN
  • Smart Museum of Art, Chicago IL
  • Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh PA
  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Netherlands
  • Cincinnati Museum, Cincinnati OH
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas TX
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Columbus OH
  • Museum of History and Art, Sanda Cruz CA
  • Krannert Art Museum, Champagne IL
  • Musée de Toulouse, France
  • Musée d’art modern de la vlle de Paris
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu HI
  • Power Gallery of Contempory Art, Universty of Sidney, AU
  • Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA
  • Allentown Art Museum, Allentown PA
  • Allen Memorial Art Museum, Washington DC
  • Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ
  • The Tower Art Gallery, Eastbourne England
  • Museum of Modern Art Djakarta, Indonesia
  • Haifa Museum, Israel
  • Fogg Museum University of Harvard,Cambridge MA
  • Musée du Havre, France
  • Princeton Univeristy Museum, Princeton NJ
  • Massachusets Museum of Modern Art, Adams MA
  • Kunst Museum, Basel, Switzerland
  • John Franklin Koenig
    Dana Crux - approx. 20"x30" - Silkscreen
    More information about Koenig below.
    Paul Young c. 2005
    30"x41" - Untitled oil on canvas.
    Paul is a friend and Seattle artist.
    His work can be found at Gallery 110,
    and his studio at 619 Western.
    Paul Young c. 2005
    6"x13"" - Untitled acrylic? oil? on paper.
    Steve Jensen b. 1955
    5"x8"x20" - Untitled cedar sculpture.
    Steve is a friend and Seattle artist.
    Steve's work can be found in the collection
  • Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
  • Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eurika, CA
  • Larson Art Museum, Yakima, WA
  • Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA
  • as well as numerous public and private collections.
    Here is a good biography and resume of the artist.
    Fernando Gerassi - 1899-1974
    mixed media, approx 14x10 in. dated 1946
    Here is a website with more information
    on the artist than I could post.
    Gerassi's work can be found in the following museums
  • Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
  • Butler Institute of American Art, OH
  • Helmut Linsser, 1920-2003 - 22x30 inches, acrylic and sand, 1985, Untitled. Born in Germany in 1920, Helmut after surviving a stint in the Wermarck in World War II, studied mathematics and got a job as a geophysicist in Rio de Janeiro in the 1960's. Predominately self-taught he received mentoring from Frank Schaeffer in Brazil who introduced him to the medium of gouache.
    Exhibited at the ICON Institute, Cologne, Germany
    Helmut Linsser, 1920-2003 - 22x30 inches, acrylic and sand, 1985, Untitled.
    Helmut Linsser, 1920-2003 - 22x30 inches, acrylic and sand, 1985, Untitled.
    Mark Tobey, 1890-1976 - 10.75x9.25 inches, 1974, 'The Grand Parade', lithograph (98/150). Tobey's work is in almost every major museum of art in the world, and published in over 257 books. A biography of Tobey can be found here.
    Helmi Dagmar Juvonen, 1903-1985 - 6x9 inches, undated, 'Nativity', woodcut/linocut. A biography of Helmi can be found here. My best guess is that this dates from the early-mid 1950's.
    Helmi's work can be found in the following museums
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Museum of Northwest Art
  • The Henry Art Gallery
  • The Fry Art Museum
  • National Gallery of Finland
  • Cheney Cowles museum
  • Washington State Capitol Museum
  • Whatcom Museum of History and Art
  • The Nordic Heritage Museum
  • Evergreen State College
  • Burke Museum

    Helmi's work can be found in the following books
  • Helmi Juvonen : observations and transformations.
  • A celebration of Helmi Juvonen : 100 years, at the Nordic Heritage Museum
  • Even in the rain it is a pleasant walk : Helmi Juvonen's letters to Morris Graves
  • HELMI DAGMAR JUVONEN Her Life & Work: A Chronicle, by Ulrich Fritzsche *Recomended reading
  • Irridescent Light
  • The Eighth Lively Art: Conversations With Painters, Poets, Musicians, and the Wicked Witch of the West
  • Davenport's Art Reference
  • Who Was who in American Art
  • The Artists Bluebook
  • Modernism and Beyond, Women Artists of the pacific Northwest
  • Nathaniel Edward Kernell, 1908?-1986 - 4x10 inches, undated, ink? paint? on canvas. Information from Albuquerque Tribute, March 19, 1986 obituary, sent to my by an former friend of the artist.
    Self taught artist, briefly studied as the Grande chaumiere Academy in Paris. Worked in traffic and railroad management. Spent time in Italy, Africa, and France in WWII as a military railroad specialist. Moved to Albuquerque from St. Louis in 1977, showed at the Aldrich Gallery, Albuquerque?, Kirkwood Gallery, St. Louis, Jean Seth Gallery, Santa Fe. Won blue ribbon prize at the New Mexico State Fair. Worked in oils, pastels, acrylics, woodcut, linocut.
    Neil Meitzler 1930 -, 12" x 10.5", Mixed media, dated 1971., 'Untitled', label from the Foster White Gallery of Seattle. born. 1930, Pacific Northwest Artist, Important exhibitions include a solo exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum in 1959, and Iridescent Light, at the Museum of Northwest Art. Meitzler is generaly considered to be one of the younger generation of northwest masters. he currently resides in Easter Washington.
    Meitzlers work can be found in the following Museums:
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Memphis Academy of Art, Memphis TE
  • Washington County Museum of Art, Hagerstown, MD
  • Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
  • Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
  • Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

    Meitzlers is listed in the following books:
    Davenport's Art Reference
    The Pacific Northwest Landscape
    Iridescent Light
    Who's Who in American Art
    Northwest Art Today, Adventures in Art
    The Artists of Puget Sound
    Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, 1959
    Seattle Art Museum, WA; Thirty Five Seattle Artists, cat., 1966
    The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, U of WA Press, 1999

  • David Alfaro Siqueiros, 1896-1974 - Canto General #8, 106x60 cm. lithograph - 1968, signed and numbered 161/200 in Pencil This lithograph is one of ten illustrations done by Siqueiros for Pablo Neruda's "Canto General". I beleive this work is "the betrayed sand" of the series "the earth and the men", produced by Fernando Mourlot, of the North American company Racolin Inc. Press. 235 were run, but only 200 were released to the public. At least one other addition was eventually run with some color. I beleive by a french press.

    Siqueiros is in almost every major modern art museum in the world, and probably hundreds of books. It would be impossible to give a biography of the artist that would do him justice, so I'll refer anyone interested in learning more about Siqueiros to Philip Steins biography of the artist.. probably the most indepth and inside look at the life of Siqueiros.
    Gudrun Brask, 20 1/2 x 15 1/4, Mixed media, watercolor, pencil, acrylic on paper board, c. 1960, 'Theme with Fishes' 1900-1995, Seattle Artist, Born in Harus, Denmark, Studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Cornish Art Institute, Seattle. member of the artists equity association, woman painters of WA, NW watercolor Society. Exhibited in 1935 at the Seattle Art Museum.
    Museums:
  • Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA

    Listed in the following books:
    Who was who in American Art, Falk
    Davenport's Art Reference
    Mallets Index of Artists
    Trip & Cook?
    Washington State Arts and Artists
  • Alexander Samuel Millar - Norther Lights - 24x18 oil - 1921-1978, Canadian artist - member of the Ontario Society of Artists and the Canadian Group of Painters. Millar studied inder Carl Shaeffer, George Pepper and J.W.G. MacDonald. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1950. He won the Terry Art Institute International Award in Miami Florida. He later studied in London, England. He taught at OCA as well as Queen's University and the Doon School of Fine Art. Listed in the following books:
    Davenport's Art Reference
    The Index of Ontario artists
    Royal Canadian Academy of Arts: exhibitions and members 1880-1979
    Millar's work can be found at the following museums and collections:
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • The Seawall Collection at the Modern Art Museum of Houston
  • Imperial Oil of Canada collection
  • Memorial University Art Gallery, St. John's, CAN
  • English Electric Co. collection
  • Bowater's Pulp and Paper Corp
  • York Memorial Collegiate Institute
  • The Albion Mills Conservation School
  • Sarnia Art Gallery, Ottowa, CAN
  • Louis Tytell, b. 1913, NY artist - Resident of the McDowell Colony. Studied at City College, NY, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MA from Columbia University, MA. Exhibited at the National Gallery of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Albright Knox Galery, and the Detroit art Institute amoung others.
    Listed in the following books:
    American prints in the Library of Congress : a catalog of the collection
    Davenport's Art Reference
    Who Was who in American Art
    Louis Tytell : recent paintings, 1962 Roko Gallery
    New York city WPA Arts
    Louis work can be found at the following museums and collections:
    American prints in the Library of Congress
    Newark Museum
    Corcaran Gallery, LOC
    University of North Carolina
    This Louis Tytell is unsigned but came with documentation and from the artists estate.
    Louis Tytell, Mending Nets, color woodcut, 6x9 in. date unknown.
    Lawrence Rothbort, 1920 - 1963, mixed media and oil on board, Self Portrait - 1950? 8.5" x 12"

    Rothbort has a long and interesting biography. Information about the artist can be found at www.samuelrothbort.com . Lawrence's Father was the well known american artist Samuel Rothbort. Lawrence's work gained some critical aclaim in the 1950's and was featured in a 4 page color spread in Cosmopolitan Magazine. Although his work was highly praised, Lawrance and has family lived in poverty. Lawrence died a tragic and early death when he was shot by an armed burglar in his studio-home in 1963. A memorial exhibition was held at the Riverside Museum in Brooklyn in 1964. Rothbort's work can be found at the following museums and collections:
  • The Rose Museum, Brandeis University
    Collection of Dorothy and Murray Handwerker
    Dr. & Mrs. Kaplan Collection

    Books:
    Davenport's Art Reference
    The Artists Bluebook
    Benezit, A dictionary of painters
    The Art Sales Index


  • John Franklin Koenig, 1924 - , mixed media and oil on board, - 1969 8" x 10.5", signed in tiny letters in the center. Purchased at auction.
    The second work is 18"x18" mixed media dated 1962. Title: 'U-16', label from the Willard Gallery, NY, Published, caltalog - Skinner Inc.
    Seattle native who first experienced Europe during World War II through the cockpit of a tank, lived, worked, and studied in France after the war's end. Now a resident of both countries, he acquired (in 1985) the title "Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters," and won the prestigious Gold Medal of the City of Paris. Koenig has had well over 100 solo exhibitions including a retrospective at the Seattle Art Museum. Koenig's work can be found at the following museums:
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (University of Washington)
  • Museum of Northwest Art
  • Tacoma Art Museum
  • Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
  • Bellevue Art Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum, New York
  • Musee d'art Contemporarian de Montreal
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Museum of Fine Art, Montreal
  • Museum of Modern Art in Paris
  • Pompidue Center, Paris
  • Musée des Bale
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon
  • Musée des Beaux-Art, Nantes
  • Musée des Beaux-Art, Frankreich.
  • Musee Laurier
  • National Gallery of Iceland
  • Musee de Grenoble
  • Museo de Arte Contemporarian, Venice
  • Salzburg Museum
  • National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
  • Museum of Contemporain Art, Osaka
  • National Museum of Western Art, Kyoto/Japan.
  • Museum of Fine Art, Houston
  • Verviers Art Museum, Belgium
  • Mc Nay Art Institute, San Antonio
  • the Musée de l'État, Luxembourg
  • Bibliotheque National, Paris
  • Musee de Saint-Etienne, France
  • Musik og Kunstbibliotek, Gladsaxe, Denmark
  • Angers Fine Art Museum, Angers, France
  • Centro National d'Art Contemporarian, Paris
  • Cliff Freeland, Oil on rigid paperboard, - "Untitled" - 8" x 6"

    Freeland, b. 1915 d. 1987, is a listed in Davenport's Art Reference, and The Artists Bluebook. This painting was one of several being sold from his estate by a friend of the family. The following biographical information was emailed to me by a friend of the artist. He worked for and retired from the Louis Marx Co. where he was the art director and as such he traveled over the world. He created the original Disneykins, studied magic under Blackstone, taught Eisenhower how to paint. He was a graduate of Pratt Institute in New York. When he retired, he became a prolific painter of many styles.
    Nicholas Petkovitch, 1892 - 1944 ? 1952, date c. 1930, Oil on board, - 4" x 6"

    Nicholas Petkovitch imigrated to the US from Montenegro. He was an Orthodox minister.
    Studied at the Carnegie Art Instituted in the 1930's. His work can be found in:
    Westmoreland Museum of American Art

    and the following books:
    The Artists Bluebook, 2003
    The Artists Bluebook, 2001
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Painters, 1989
    Memorial exhibition of the works of the Reverend Nicholas Petkovich December 10, 1955 - January 2, 1956 (catalog) -Arts and Crafts Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
    Nicholas Petkovitch, c. 1930, Oil on board, - 6" x 4"

    These two paintings came from an estate in the Pittsburg area about 20 years ago.
    Nicholas Petkovitch, c. 1930, Oil on board, - 6" x 4", "Lonely"

    purchased in 2004

    Nicholas Petkovitch, c. 1930, Oil on board, - 6" x 4", "Untitled"
    purchased in 2006

    Nicholas Petkovitch, c. 1930, Oil on board, - 6" x 4", "Untitled"
    purchased in 2006
    Emil Antonucci, c. 1950-1960?, Watercolor on paper, - "Mural for music room" - 14.25" x 8.25"

    Inscribed on back: Mural for music room, Emil Antonucci, 1B Cooper Union Day Art School. I don't know much about him but found numerous references to him as an illustrator and designer for quite a few books, most notably John Gardner's "Grendel", and a he is the recipient of a guggenheim fellowship.
    Rolph Scarlett, date unknown, Gouache on paper, - "Untitled" - 4.75" x 4.75"

    Rolph Scarlett is an important painter of geometric abstractions during the American avant-garde movement of the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1889 he left at the age of 18 to go to New York City and returned to Canada during the war years. But by 1924 he established New York City as his home. While in the process of creating the Museum of Non-Objective Painting (later the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), in 1939 Solomon Guggenheim and Hilla Rebay began to take an interest in Scarlett's work. By 1940 he became the new museum's chief lecturer. By 1953, the Guggenheim owned nearly sixty of his paintings and monoprints. He later became a resident of the Woodstock art colony for more than twenty-five years and showed his work in the Woodstock exhibits. Scarlett's work can be found in over 18 publications, and is found in the following museums:
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Carnegie Institute
  • Woodstock Artists Association
  • Farnsworth Art Museum
  • Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
  • The Los Angeles County Museum
  • Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
  • Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers Univ.
  • Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Whitney Musuem of American Art
  • Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL
  • Gar Bailey, 2002, OiL, acrylic, oil stick, oil pastel, and some spray paint, - "Optimistic Hopelessness" - 24" x 36"

    Gar is a friend and artist living in Florida.
    Gar Bailey, 2002, acrylic, oil stick, - "Diatribe" - 18" x 24"

    Gar is a friend and artist living in Florida.
    Jean-Claude Imbert, (1919-1993), Oil on rigid gessoed paper, - Plateau De Realtor - 22" x 15" - c. 1940

    Jean-Claude Imbert, French modernist painter. Bio in French.
    Louise Lewis Gilbert, 1900-1987, Pencil on paper, - Nude - 7" x 15" - additional drawing on the reverse.

    This drawing came from the estate of Louise Gilbert. She studied at the University of Washington with Eustace Ziegler, Leon Derbyshire, Mark Tobey, and Ambrose Patterson. Exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum, Henry Gallery, Oakland Art Gallery, Portland Oregon Art Museum, Grant Galleries of New York, the Pennsylvania Academy, and Ketchikan Alaska. Early member Women Painters of Washington, Northwest Watercolor Society, was the Director of the Frederick and Nelson Little Gallery in Seattle. Gilbert's work can be found at:
  • The Anchorage Museum of History and Art
  • The Seattle Art Museum
    and in the following publications:
  • Women Artists in America
  • Annual Exhibition Record, 1914-68, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Painting in the North
  • An Enduring Legacy, Women Painters of Washington.
  • Emerging From the Shadow, Survey of Women Artists working in CA, 1860-1960
  • The Artists Bluebook
  • Davenport's Art Reference
  • Whos Who In American
  • Washington State Art and Artists 1850-1950
  • Mallets Index of Artists
  • Index of Artists
  • Philip L Henderson 1911-1998
    Henderson studied at the School of Art, Institute of Chicago. Philip taught art at Cornell College, Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes, and Kansas University. He was invited to exhibit one of his pieces at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Member of the Kansas Federation of Art.

    Books referencing the artist: Mallett's Index of Artists
    Who Was Who in American Art
    Davenport's Art Reference
    Iowa Artists of the First 100 Years
    Ness & Orwig?
    The first1955-1956, crayon and pencil on paper, - Nude - 12" x 18" - second drawing from a 1930's sketchbook

    Drawings from the sketchbooks of Philip Henderson, from his estate. the artist, who is now deceased, taught for many years at Cornell College in Iowa, the University of Kansas, and the Art School in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. His work was exhibited in 1935 at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied, The Detroit Art Institute, Mount Vernon, Iowa Art Salon, and in Berlin in the Olympic Art Show. Henderson Studied under L. Ritman, E. Giesbert, R. Chapin, Ainsfield, Wicker, and Wilimovsky
    Amy Huddleston, 2002 - , - Tittle? - 5" x 8"

    Seattle representational artist.
    Donald Meyers Anderson, 1915 - 1995, - Untitled Snowscape- 1960 - 15 1/2" x 11 1/4"

    Abstract expressionist watercolor on paper. Signed and dated "Donald Anderson 1960". Donald Anderson studied at the University of Iowa with Philup Guston and Grant Wood. Museum Collections:
  • Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY
  • University of Iowa Museum, Iowa City, IA
  • Chasen Museum of Art, Madisom, WI
  • Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
  • Museum of Wisconson Art, West Bend, WI

    Publications:
  • The Artists Bluebook - 2003
  • Who Was Who in American Art, Falk
  • Laura ?, 10/2002 - , - Tittle? - 9" x 12"

    Puget sound area artist. Works primarily in water color and pastel.
    Denis Vergin b. 1928 - Untitled - 1950 ?- 36" x 24"

    This painting is 1 of 3 works I purchased from a dealer in southern california. 2 of the 5 works from this collection are clearly signed "D VERGIN". These 3 bear the signature of "VER". These paintings have no provenance, but have been attributed to Denis Vergin. Vergin was a Haitian allegorical painter from the 1940's - 1950's. He also dabbled extensively in expressionism. These 3 likely date from roughly the same era in the 1940's - 1950's.
    Denis Vergin - Untitled - 1940? - 36" x 24"

    Very unique Oil and collage on masonite. Blurred initial signature of "VER". Denis Vergin was founding member of the "Foyer des Arts Plastiques". and his works are included in the prestigeous Jonathan Demme Collection and Island on Fire.
    Denis Vergin - Untitled - 1940? - 36" x 24"

    Oil on masonite. Distinctly signed "VER". I am particularly interested in this artist, and have not been able to find more than a few historic references to him, if you have any information. These works have been very inspiring to me, and I included one in my own art biography in my recent exhibition catalog. on Denis Vergin, I'd greatly appreciate an e-mail.Exhibited 2 works in The VII Biennial of Sao Paulo Denis Vergin's Work appears in the following publications.
  • Sotheby's, Important Latin American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture - 1984
  • Island on Fire - Danticat, Edwidge and Jonathan Demme - 1997
  • Haiti et Ses Peintres, Vol. II - Lerebours, Michel Philippe - 1989
  • Haiti - Thoby-Marcelin - 1959
  • Latin American Art Auction. Important Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings and Graphics - Nader, Gary
  • James Justin Brown - Delight Hamilton Gallery 2004 - Brown, James (me)

    Collections
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Art Museum of the Americas, NY
  • Charles H. Gerbracht - Nude Woman - 1950 - The Painting is 12" Wide By 15 1/4" long high gloss varnish. Condition is excellent except for the outer right side edge.

    b. 10/31/1913 - d. 1/14/1990 A New York state artist, professor of art at the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo University, and had his work displayed at the Albright Gallery, a museum of fine-art. His work was on display in the early 1950'S. This Piece is a known Gerbracht. It was part of a large portfolio of his paintings and sketches.
    Charles H. Gerbracht - Nude Woman - c. 1950 - The drawing is 10" Wide By 16" conte crayon on paper.

    This work was probably exhibited at the Albreicht Gallery at the Buffalo Art Academy, but the label is missing.
    Jeff Code - Captured - 1995 - 10" x 12" Black and white photograph 4/4, some hand tinting. Jeff is an old friend of mine from VA. Publications and Exhibitions:
  • Beasts - Fotoanthology Series II - 1997.
  • Metro Weekly - Regular contributer.
  • 'Boyz Uncovered' 2005 - Adams National Bank