Vintage expressionist style oil painting on artist board titled "Country House" by Maurice Sievan 1953. Wonderful original estate condition. The painting measures 9 x 12 inches and the frame measures 18 x 15 inches. Signed lower right, with notations on reverse. Bio from ASKART.com: Maurice Sievan (1898-1981). In 1940 painter Maurice Sievan and his wife, Lee Culik Sievan (1907-1990), an emerging photographer, moved from a Manhattan apartment into a new single-family home located in Flushing, Queens. The transition introduced Sievan to a pictorial theme that would preoccupy him for more than a decade: the uncelebrated landscapes of this outlying residential borough of New York City, typified by tree-lined streets, low-rise housing, nondescript shopping areas, and ubiquitous automobile traffic. These moody and curiously depopulated pictures were the outcome of sketches and occasional photographs recorded by the couple from a battered Chevrolet that Sievan had improvised as a mobile studio. "Suburbia #5", an unspecified Flushing streetscape dating from the mid-1940s, bears out the reputation - albeit unsought - that Sievan would acquire as the "poet laureate of suburbia". Sievan's Expressionist landscapes represented only one chapter in a long career marked by diverse stylistic adventures. Arriving in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, from the Ukraine in 1906, Sievan became a U.S. citizen in 1913, the same year he left school for an apprentice job with a local lithographer. He subsequently took courses at the National Academy of Design, studying under the realist painter Leon Kroll.
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
Antique oil on board painting of a glassblower and a fascinated little boy. Painted in the Ashcan School style of Robert Henri. Canvas measures 16 x 20 inches. Frame measures 18.75 by 22.75 inches. Excellent condition circa 1910-20.
Antique landscape view of the Mill Pond by HENRY PEMBER SMITH (1854-1907), American. Oil on canvas, signed “HENRY P. SMITH” (lower left). Mounted in a its original carved gilt-wood frame. Painting dimensions: height 20 1/8 in. (51,1 cm), width 28 in. (71,1 cm) Frame dimensions – height 26 in. (66 cm), width 34 1/8 inches (86,7 cm) Painting is in very good original condition. Gilt-wood frame is in good condition. Henry Pember Smith (February 20, 1854 – October 16, 1907) was best known for his depictions of country cottages and river scenes around Lyme and East Lyme, Connecticut, and paintings of the sea and shore in New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Cape Ann to Maine.
English oil on canvas painting circa 1900, unsigned. Copy of of Rosa Bonheur's iconic "Horse Fair." Mounted in a beautiful birds-eye maple frame of the period. Professionally cleaned and relined. The frame measures 31 x 40 inches and the painting measures 26 x 36 inches.