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Large antique painting frame in baroque style
Item# 9899    $2400
Large antique painting frame in baroque style

Large antique Italian Baroque style painting frame in gold wash. Nineteenth century, excellent condition. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com

 
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American primitive still life painting of wrapped oranges
Item# 9895    $3600
American primitive still life painting of wrapped oranges

An American primitive still life painting of fruit. Oil on canvas, after John McCloskey, circa 1890. Wrapped oranges in and around an Appalachian willow basket nestled among orange branches. The painting is mounted in a classic birds-eye maple frame with a gold leaf fillet. Note: the painting has been professionally restored, including repair of a small 3-corner rip at the upper mid section, verso. Unsigned, though several names are penciled on the frame: Caroline A. Bible & J. Girisling (sec). Dimensions (overall): 19" H x 25.25" W.

 
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Lloyd Ney abstract mixed media painting on board
Item# 9881    $3600
Lloyd Ney abstract mixed media painting on board

Lloyd Raymond "Bill" Ney abstract mixed media 3-dimensional composition oil painting on board circa 1945, signed lower right and also tagged verso. Well listed American Modernist artist: Davenports, Who Was Who in American Art, Ask Art, etc. Ney was born in Friedenburg, PA, in 1893. He studied at the PA Mus. Sch. of Industrial Art and at the PA Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In 1918 he won a Cresson Fellowship to study in Europe. He traveled to France where he studied and painted in Paris among the European modernist community. He lived at the Hotel de Versailles in Montparnasse. During this period Ney created his major work, "The Drinkers." Later he would write extensively about the process of developing this work and the transforming experience of integrating the Modernist ideal he had witnessed in Paris. After returning to the US, Ney settled in the art community of New Hope, PA. He was among a group of artist known as the "Independents," who challenged the traditional and impressionistic subject matter of regional artists. They formed a new exhibition group. Ney was part of the "New Hope Modernist School" for most of his life as a painter. During the period of the W.P.A. in the early 1940s, Ney was commissioned to paint a mural for the New London, OH, post office. The documentation of the controversy over this mural and its modernist style was the subject of numerous letters between Ney and the Director of the Federal Arts Project. It was finally reconciled when the citizens of New London, petitioned Washington to allow Ney to execute the first abstract mural in a government post office. The original cartoon for this mural is in the collection of the Michener Mus. of Art, New Hope, PA. The documents over this controversy are in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. along with much of Lloyd Ney's original writing and correspondence, including the original manuscript, Art Appreciation For The People, How To Look At Paintings, What Constitutes A Work Of Art, 1949. Ney's career included 15 years of exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC, and 3 of his paintings are in the museum's permanent collection. His work was exhibited in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy during his lifetime. Posthumously, the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA, mounted a major exhibition of the "New Hope Modernists," featuring Ney and his contemporaries, C. F. Ramsey, Charles Rosen, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Lee Gatch and R.A.D. Miller. Ney's prolific career encompassed over 50 years, painting in Paris, Capri, Key West, Martinique, Mexico and New Hope, PA. Hope Modernists," featuring Ney and his contemporaries, C. F. Ramsey, Charles Rosen, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Lee Gatch and R.A.D. Miller. He died in 1964. Custom frame dimensions: 29" square. Artwork dimensions: 15" square.

 
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P R McIntosh Geometric Abstract Oil Painting
Item# 9870    $7800
P R McIntosh Geometric Abstract Oil Painting

P.R. (Pleasant Ray) McIntosh (b. 1897-d. 1985) geometric abstract painting on canvas, signed and dated 1947, lower right. Entitled "Evening Abstraction," verso. Director of Peoria Art Institute, Art School of Bradley University & headed the Art Department of American University, Biarritz, France. Well listed: Who Was Who in American Art, Davenports, Ask, Art. Dimensions framed: 41" W x 30" H.

 
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Red Trees impressionist landscape by John Lo Presti
Item# 9867    $550
Red Trees impressionist landscape by John Lo Presti

Red Trees impressionistic acrylic on canvas landscape view of Deer Isle, Maine, by John Lo Presti. It measures 15 x 25 inches and is named and signed on the back. Mr. Lo Presti was born (about 1940) in Rochester, NY. He relocated to Seattle. He paints his distinctive color field landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, western Connecticut and Maine. The following is the artistís personal statement: My primary subject of "landscape" has a 500-year-old tradition in Western art. It is obvious that it is no longer possible to make traditional landscapes as an avant-garde activity. However, I can draw on the tradition without slavishly copying it. The earliest landscape painters were interested primarily in tone and chiaroscuro. Yet, the whole approach to color changed in the twentieth century, and my antecedents draw upon researches into pure color relations. My approach is affected by this more recent reworking of traditional landscape painting. My work does not just repeat the past; I draw from tradition but use my sensibility to create new images. I try to capture the strength of the old by using new tools. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques. For hours of operation and directions go to www.BranfordAntiques.com

 
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