Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979) wood cut print of a turquoise blue tree on a gold leaf ground, 1973. The gold leaf frame measures 17.5 x 17.75 inches and the print measures 9.5 x 9.75 inches. Excellent condition. Signed and numbered. Joichi Hoshi had worked as a teacher in Taiwan for 13 years. With the end of World War II the Japanese occupation of Taiwan ended (Taiwan had come to Japan at the end of the Sino-Japanese war of 1894/95). Joichi Hoshi returned to Japan in 1946 and began to study oil painting at Musashino College of Fine Arts. When he graduated he was nearly 50 years old. In the early 1970s the artist began to specialize in images of trees. This is what he is most famous for. Collections: Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, Japan. Also: • Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA. • National Museum of Far Eastern Art, Berlin, Germany. • Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA. • Haifa Museum, Israel. • Rockefeller Foundation, New York, USA. • Cleveland Museum of Art, USA.
Samson Flexor abstract watercolor c1955 with original Washington Gallery of Art label on reverse, signed lower right. The original frame measures 16.5 x 12.5 inches.The image measures 6 x 9 inches. Samson Flexor (1907-1971) was born in Soroca, Moldova, to a wealthy Jewish family. His father, Modest Flexor was known throughout the province as an agronomist, a landowner and one of the richest men. His mother Marie-Georgette (née Kleiner) was born in France. Samson was educated at a Sorocan private school, the Odessa Art School, and school in Bucharest, where the family relocated. In 1922-1924 he studied at the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and afterwards in the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris with Lucien Simon, and also attended lectures on art history at the Sorbonne University. In 1926 he studied fresco technique in private Academie Ranson. In the late 1920s his parents also settled in Paris, and in 1929 the family received French citizenship. After the war, Flexor did not remain in France. In 1946 he first visited Brazil, and in the spring of 1948 he left France for good and settled in São Paulo. After moving to Brazil, realism completely disappeared from his works and all his further work was abstract. In 1951 Flexor opened the first abstractionist studio in Brazil called Atelier-Abstração, where the exhibited works are united around him a group of Brazilian contemporary abstract painters Jacques Douchez, Norberto Nicola, Leopoldo Raimo, Alberto Teixeira, Wega Nery, Anésia Pacheco e Chaves, Charlotta Adlerová, Ernestina Karman, Iracema Arditi and Gisela Eichbaum. In 1961 Flexor opened a second abstractionist studio. In the last years of his life Flexor regularly exhibited in Brazil.
19th century American artist Fannie Burr oil on canvas profile portrait of a dark-haired woman, circa 1880. The frame measures 22 x 25.5 inches and the canvas measures 20 x 16 inches. Signed Burr on the back with an estate number. Fannie Burr (1858-1931) was born into Monroe, CT's most prominent family. Her father was a very successful farmer. She attended and graduated from Mt Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman in those days. Listed in Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk. Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain CT. Catalogue of work produced by The Connecticut Gallery Inc. This painting was acquired directly from an heir to the estate, estate inventory number 139 is on reverse.....If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com...... We also offer a consultation service www.AntiquesConsultant.com,..... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com.
20thc outsider folk art chair hand carved from a single wood block. The imaginative artisan incorporated a man and a woman, a dog, a ram, a squirrel, birds, a snake into the chair's design. At the base is a depiction of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with God soaring above. The chair measures 37 inches high to the back, 17.5 inches high to the seat, and 31 inches deep. Exceptional craftsmanship and paint detail. Excellent condition with some minor age cracking here and there.
Antique maritime oil painting by Tom Seymour circa 1880. Archetypal harbour scene with wharf, tall masted ships, and various tradespeople. The frame, which is of the period if not original, measures 17 x 29 inches; the canvas measures 12 x 24 inches. Very good original condition. Seymour's work comes to the market quite often, as demonstrated by 105 auction listings on artprice.com, 40 on findartinfo.com and 17 on artnet.com. His works are regularly featured in Hislop's Guide to the UK Art Market.